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

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.

Bergy April 01, 2002

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

sharron cant March 27, 2002

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

Peggy Acee March 24, 2002