Healthy Roast Asparagus with Creamy Almond Vinaigrette

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

Two 1-pound bunches thick asparagus, ends trimmed

1 tablespoon olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

6 tablespoons blanched sliced almonds

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Position a rack in the top third of the oven. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 5 tablespoons of the almonds, the lemon juice, sugar and 6 tablespoons water in a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Taste the sauce and season with salt. Pour the sauce onto a platter and place the asparagus on top. Garnish with the zest and remaining 1 tablespoon almonds. 
  3. Per serving: SERVES: Calories: 110; Total Fat: 5 grams; Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams; Protein: 2 grams; Total carbohydrates: 17 grams; Sugar: 8 grams; Fiber: 6 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 125 milligrams

Cook’s Note

Garnish with your favorite fresh herb if you like: sliced basil, mint leaves or chopped parsley are all great choices.

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