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Fresh Asparagus with Pecans Recipe

Fresh Asparagus with Pecans Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade. Sprinkle asparagus with pecans. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 8063377 248040
Reviewed 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!"

bdhabit User ID: 2820297 111330
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 2701112 112260
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4945691 178772
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

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

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