Cold Asparagus With Walnuts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is so easy and elegant. A friend that does not cook served it at a luncheon! I believe the recipe is from the Houston Chronicle food section. I have used crushed pecans instead of walnuts with good results.


  1. Cook the tender tips of the asparagus in salt water until just tender.
  2. Drain.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, and rice vinegar; whisk until blended and stir in walnuts.
  4. Combine asparagus and dressing and toss gently.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Arrange on a platter and sprinkle with black pepper.
  7. Serve.
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Wonderful! DH has always wants his asparagus steamed with a dollop of Miracle Whip on top. I'd done half a bunch that way just a few days earlier; and needing to use the rest as a side to chicken stroganoff on noodles i just couldn't deal with doing it that way again (aesthetically or nutritionally). The response to this "new" thing? "This is good. This is really good". So now we have a second way to treat asparagus.

Catte Nappe March 18, 2010

We were asked to bring a healthy vegetable dish to a cancer support group meeting. This was a beautiful dish to share and was delicious as well. It was hit with the group.

doverj February 26, 2008

We are not big asparagus fans in my home, but I decided we need to broaden our horizons, so we tried this. I think if you like asparagus, you will like the recipe. The sauce was nice (I used pecans).

Halcionne February 09, 2007