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Asparagus with Almonds

This side will please the palates of everyone—even those who generally don't care for asparagus. I look forward to spring each year so I can make this tasty side dish.—Eileen Bechtel, Wainwright, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute almonds in 1 teaspoon of oil until lightly browned; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute asparagus in the remaining oil for 1 minute. Add the water, sugar, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Drain. Sprinkle with lemon juice; top with almonds.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 75 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • tinalarson
    Apr 8, 2012

    This was a great side dish. Served it with Lasagna Rolls and Cheddar Garlic Bread Sticks. Great meal.

  • LadySullen
    Feb 28, 2012

    This is such a lovely and elegant recipe! It's definitely going to be a staple in our house. The sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness and is nicely offset by the lemon juice. I used coarsely chopped whole almonds and the whole dish was perfect!

  • valerdos
    Jan 11, 2010

    I really liked this recipe!