This dish is a lovely combination of four delicious flavors. 

Easy Elegant Asparagus
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Recipe type: Side Vegetable
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Serves: 3 to 4
 

Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • ¼ tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions
  1. Wash the asparagus and snap off the tough ends.
  2. Steam the asparagus or cook them in a small amount of boiling water for 3 to 6 minutes, until bright green and just tender. The cooking time will vary depending on die age and thickness of the spears.
  3. While the asparagus cook, gently toast the pine nuts.*
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and the vinegar.
  5. When the asparagus are ready, drain them and arrange them on a serving platter. Drizzle the butter sauce on top and sprinkle with die toasted pine nuts.
  6. Serve immediately, and offer salt and pepper at the table.**

Notes

*Toast a single layer of raw nuts on an un-oiled baking sheet in an oven or toaster oven at 350° for about 3-4 minutes, checking at 3 minutes to make sure they are not burning.

**Serve as an accompaniment to an omelet or frittata, fish, or a pasta dish.

PER 4OZ SERVING: 93 CALORIES. 3.5 G PROTEIN. 7.6 G FAT. 5.3 G CARBOHYDRATE. 63 MG SODIUM. 16 MG CHOLESTEROL. 78

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One comment on “Easy Elegant Asparagus

  1. Diet on said:

    Awesome! Thanks for posting this.

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