Asparagus Saute with Roasted Almonds

From Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings by Edward Espe Brown


  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 2 pounds asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • several pinches of salt
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel


  1. Roast almonds in 350F oven for 8 minutes until toasty, or in a dry skillet over moderate heat.
  2. Let cool, and then slice them. (Already slivered almonds will not provide the same flavour.)
  3. Snap off the tough ends of the asparagus by hand. Then cut into 3 inch long diagonal strips.
  4. Heat large skillet, add the olive oil and a sprinkling of salt. Saute the asparagus for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Taste, cover and cook over low heat until tender enough for your taste. The asparagus should be bright green.
  6. Toss with lemon peel, check the seasoning, and serve, garnished with the almonds.

Serves 4 to 6 people.

Posted on September 9, 2015 and filed under vegetables.