Asparagus with Almonds
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 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
- 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 Facts1 each: 75 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Apr 8, 2012
This was a great side dish. Served it with Lasagna Rolls and Cheddar Garlic Bread Sticks. Great meal.
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!
Jan 11, 2010
I really liked this recipe!