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Pair these two favorites for a side dish that is simple but extraordinary. Use walnuts if you do not have almonds on hand.

Asparagus with Almonds

  • Prep Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Serving Size: Serves 6-8
Ingredient Description:
2 - 3 lbs. asparagus, about the size of pencils and approximately 7-in. long
1 Tbsp. Kosher salt
2 Tbsp. butter
1 c. almond slivers, toasted
1/2 c. scallions, chopped
1 tsp. fresh orange zest

  1. Bring 1 1/2 qts. of water to a rolling boil in a 3-qt. sauté pan. Add the kosher salt. Add the cleaned, trimmed asparagus to the water.
  2. When the water returns to boiling, cook the asparagus for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the water from the asparagus and add the butter, almonds, scallions and lemon zest.
  4. Serve immediately.