Asparagus with Toasted Pine Nuts & Lemon Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
  2. Remove scales from stalks with knife or vegetable peeler, if desired.
  3. Place spears in a steaming rack over boiling water; cover and steam 4-5 minutes or until spears are crisp-tender.
  4. Transfer to a serving platter.
  5. Sautee pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat 2-3 minutes, until browned.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Combine olive oil and remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan; stir with a wire whisk to blend.
  8. Cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.
  9. Pour over asparagus.
  10. Sprinkle with pine nuts.
  11. Let stand to room temperature before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wonderful recipe. I made it last night to go with a roasted chicken. I served the vinaigrette hot over hot asparagus, even the aroma was great. I used 2 cloves of garlic.I steamed the asparagus for about 4 minutes and they were thick stems (I like my asparagus still crisp). I am so glad I checked before posting the recipe - I picked up the identical one from the internet and was all excited about sharing it and here it was already posted. This is a really good way to serve asparagus.

4 5

My whole family just loves this recipe and we are having it again for easter. Sharon cant chef in the house

5 5

I have made this recipe several times starting last Easter (2001). It is wonderful. Very easy to make.