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Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds

 Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds
"Here's one of my very favorite recipes for that first early-spring asparagus," writes Marie Hattrup from Sparks, Nevada. "Stir-frying keeps the texture crisp but tender; lemon and soy sauce make for a light tasty coating, and the toasted almonds add a flavorful crunch."
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a skillet or wok, heat oil; stir-fry the asparagus, onion and
  • garlic over medium-high heat until tender. Add the almonds, lemon
  • juice, soy sauce and lemon peel; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with
  • Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 85 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.