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Ginger Almond Asparagus

A healthy vegetable side dish idea combines delicious sauteed asparagus with the perfect crunch of almonds.
Sauteed asparagus slices with slivered almonds in a small bowl.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

¾ pound asparagus, rinsed and trimmed (2 ½ cups sliced)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons slivered almonds
¼ teaspoon salt
Pinch of  pepper
¼ teaspoon sugar
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger 

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Slice the asparagus diagonally into pieces about ¾ inch long.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add remaining ingredients. Stir and sauté until asparagus is a bright green, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until the asparagus is just fork-tender. Avoid overcooking. Shake the pan a few times while cooking to prevent sticking or burning.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Comments

If asparagus is on sale, then I recommend this recipe. It is incredibly fast to make and wonderfully delicious to taste! I made this with a High School class and it received so many thumbs up :) It is also a way to introduce ginger root (if you want to use instead of ground ginger powder) for first time taste testers of both the asparagus and the ginger root = a positive new experience.

This is awesome!  It comes together quickly and has great flavor. My family loves it, especially my 15 year old. I tried it with two separate family cooking classes last week and it got rave reviews with participants there as well.  

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