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Fresh Asparagus with Pecans

This is one of my family's favorite special occasion dishes. We all love the fresh taste of asparagus and we know it's healthy, too! —Jennifer Clark, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted


  • In a large skillet, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and oil. Add the asparagus; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 3 hours.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Sprinkle asparagus with pecans.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 77 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Ladycooktoo
    May 10, 2016

    I thought I already had the ultimate recipe for asparagus - this is outstanding. It will certainly go to the top of my list. Will make and make again. Thank you!

  • brookersxx
    Nov 29, 2012

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  • bdhabit
    Feb 10, 2012

    This is such a good recipe & easy to make too.

  • pleahy
    Apr 25, 2011

    Great recipe which can be mostly made ahead. I cooked the asparagus the day before I intended to serve it, refrigerated over night and put in marinade a couple of hours before serving. My guests loved it!

  • beckygdistad
    Apr 26, 2010

    very easy and a great spring time salad . We enjoyed it with a BBQ salmon wonderful.

    Mar 22, 2010

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