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Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts

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Top everybody's favourite spring vegetable with a citrus glaze and toasted nuts. This asparagus side dish is not your average vegetable side.

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  • Bring orange juice to boil in small saucepan on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 min. or until juice is reduced by half.
  • Meanwhile, blanch asparagus. (See Tip.)
  • Drain asparagus; place on serving platter. Add oil, salt and pepper to orange juice; beat with wire whisk until well blended. Drizzle over asparagus. Sprinkle with orange peel and walnuts.

How to Toast Walnuts

Place walnuts on baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 5 min. or until lightly toasted.

How to Blanch 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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Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4
Calories 150
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 85mg
Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 45 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* 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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