Asparagus Almondine

November 14, 2022
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Created by Heather Lieber, RDN, CD
25 minutes
Serves 6
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 Tbsp vegan butter or olive oil
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 3 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbp extra virgin olive oil for finishing
DIRECTIONS:

Trim ends off of asparagus, about 1/3 of the spears. In a skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter or oil. Add asparagus, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper and sauté for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Add garlic and sauté another minute, until asparagus is tender. 

Meanwhile, combine almonds and remaining ingredients, including remaining salt and pepper, in a small bowl and mix. 

Remove asparagus and top with almond mixture. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, serve immediately.