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Blanched Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts
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Blanched Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts

30 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
15 Min(s) Cook
Create a tasty side dish with our Blanched Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts recipe! Blanched asparagus goes great with other Passover or Easter dishes.
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
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
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Let's Make It
1
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.
2
Meanwhile, blanch asparagus in boiling water; drain. Add oil to orange juice; beat with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in salt and pepper.
3
Place asparagus on serving platter; drizzle with orange juice mixture. Sprinkle with orange peel and walnuts.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
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.
Tip 2
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.
Tip 3
How to Toast Walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place walnuts on baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Nutrition
Calories
190
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
21%
Saturated Fat 1.5g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 150mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
4%
Dietary Fibers 3g
11%
Sugars 7g
14%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
4%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
4 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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