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Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts

Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts recipe
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It takes very little to turn fresh asparagus into an awesome side. Case in point, this dish—made with orange juice, oil, salt, pepper and toasted walnuts.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
30 min
servings
total:
4 servings
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What You Need

1
 large orange
1
lb.  fresh asparagus spears
2
Tbsp.  oil
1/4
tsp.  salt
1/8
tsp.  black pepper
1/2
cup  PLANTERS Walnut Pieces, toasted

Make It

GRATE peel and squeeze juice from orange. Pour juice into small saucepan; set peel aside for later use. Bring juice to boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 minutes or until juice is reduced by half.

MEANWHILE, blanch asparagus in boiling water; drain. Add oil to orange juice; beat with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in salt and pepper.

PLACE asparagus on serving platter; drizzle with orange juice mixture. Sprinkle with orange peel and walnuts.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

How to Toast Walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place walnuts on baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Passover Celebrations
To prepare this recipe for Passover, select food products that are kosher for Passover as needed. Consult with your rabbi if you have any questions.
Blanching Fresh Asparagus
To blanch fresh asparagus, add the spears to a large pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, then immediately plunge the asparagus into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. When completely cool, drain and pat dry.
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