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Asparagus Almondine

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  • Author: Ali
  • Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x


This asparagus almondine recipe is easy to make in 15 minutes and pairs well as a versatile side dish with a wide variety of entrees.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and very finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and sliced on a bias into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium lemon, zested and juiced
  • fine sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper


  1. Toast the almonds. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly golden, stirring and flipping occasionally so that they do not burn. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the almonds to a plate, leaving behind the leftover butter in the pan.
  2. Sauté the asparagus. Add the shallots to the hot butter and sauté for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add the asparagus, garlic, lemon zest and toss to combine. Increase heat to medium-high and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the asparagus reaches your desired level of tenderness. (I prefer mine quite crisp.)
  3. Season. Add the lemon juice and half of the almonds and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve. Serve warm, garnished with the remaining almonds and an extra twist of black pepper.