These are great used as a topping for a green tossed salad. One way of getting another vegetable into your diet!! I like to use the orange coloured ones for these but I have also used the golden and the ordinary purple skinned ones if I haven't been able to find them. This recipe comes from my youngest daughter who added these to our salads when were visiting. I just had to keep making them on our return home and have posted it here so I don't forget what to do!!!!
The first time I made this was when my parents came over to my house for dinner. I was making a hazelnut crusted mahi mahi for dinner and needed the perfect side dish to go with it. Well, I had asparagus and hazelnuts, so I decided to throw this together and am I glad that I did! It has quickly become one of our favorite ways to eat asparagus. The recipe came from my Mayo Clinic Cookbook.
This is a great dish we have at a local chinese restaurant that I came home and played with. They're an excellent side dish. I store some thai peppers in oil that I use in place of the olive oil but regular olive oil is fine. This recipe is great if you cube up a chicken breast into 1/2" cubes and add it also.
This combination is so autumnal. Roast your own chestnuts if you wish or you can buy cooked vacuum-packed chestnuts at specialty stores. This is rich, filling risotto from Food and Drink. This will serve two as a main course, or four as a side dish. :)