Really Simple & Tasty Too #04 – Asparagus

Lemony Asparagus With Pine Nuts and Parmesan

Makes 4 servings

Hands-on-time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 10 gr or 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 30 ml or 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 900 gr or 2 pounds asparagus [2 bunches], trimmed and cut into 5 cm or2-inch pieces
  • 5 gr or 1 teaspoon thinly sliced lemon zest
  • 35 gr or 1 ounce Parmesan, shaved
  • salt and black pepper

TO MAKE:

  1. Heat oven to 180° C or 350° F.
  2. Spread the pine nuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast, tossing once, until golden, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add the asparagus and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, tossing occasionally, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
  5. Add the pine nuts and toss to combine.
  6. Sprinkle with the lemon zest and Parmesan.

Note 1: You can also grill the asparagus in this recipe. Toss the whole asparagus with the oil, salt, and pepper. Grill over medium heat until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Cut into 5 cm or 2-inch lengths and top with the lemon zest and Parmesan.

Note 2: Toss in a can of tuna with the asparagus and put the whole thing over some pasta. So fast, easy and delicious!

ENJOY !

Amount Per Serving
Calories 149
Fat 12g
Sat Fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 249mg
Protein 6g
Carbohydrate 5g
Sugar 2g
Fiber 3g
Iron 3mg
Calcium 132mg

PDF of this recipe: 20120726-Lemony-Asparagus