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Asparagus with Pine Nuts

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Asparagus with Pine Nuts

Asparagus with Pine Nuts

Jessica Braider
By quickly sauteeing the asparagus and adding pine nuts to the mix, each bite of this delicious side dish is all about crunch.
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Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts
  • 1 lb. asparagus trimmed and cut in thirds
  • 1/8 tsp. salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper to taste


  • In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Add the pine nuts and toast them in the oil for 1 - 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until they are lightly browned (watch them carefully – they burn quickly!).
  • Add the asparagus and stir-fry it for 3 - 5 minutes until it is tender crisp. Season it with salt and black pepper.


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 78, Total Fat: 5g, 7%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 4%; Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%; Sodium: 180mg, 7%; Total Carbohydrate: 8g, 2%; Dietary Fiber: 4g, 14%; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 4g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, No Added Sugar, Picnic, Potluck/Buffet, Side Dish, Spring, Super Scramble Express (20 minutes or less total), Vegan, Vegetarian
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