Asparagus with Pine Nuts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 mins

This is great on an antipasto plate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim tough ends off asparagus.
  2. Cook in small amount of boiling water until tender-crisp, approx 4 minutes.
  3. Drain and plunge into ice water for a few minutes.
  4. Drain well and cut into 2 inch lengths, set aside.
  5. Im small frypan, toast pine nuts until evenly browned, shaking pan frequently.
  6. Remove from pan and cool.
  7. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, oregano, basil, salt and pepper and pour over cool asparagus.
  8. Let stand about 30 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with the pine nuts.


Most Helpful

I loved this asparagus recipe. The lemon and pinenuts make for a wonderful flavor combination. I added a bit more garlic as I absolutely love it, but am sure most will enjoy the recipe as is. Thank you -- even the three children I served this to (who all claimed to HATE asparagus) gave it a thumbs up.

Keri and Rory January 16, 2003

I used broccoli and asparagus, and I poured the dressing over the hot, just cooked veggies and served it as a warm salad type dish.

JustJanS February 24, 2002

My husband did not care for this, but I thought it was really delicious. I like pine nuts, but I didn't think the flavor fit here. The rest of the ingredients made a wonderful flavor that I will look forward to trying again.

dreamcookie September 16, 2004

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