Try These Warm Asparagus Spears with Pine Nuts
It’s springtime, which signals the arrival of garden-fresh vegetables at every turn. From farmer’s markets to local restaurant fare, asparagus is making its way onto the menu for lunch and dinner plans. This warm asparagus spears with pine nuts recipe will help you kick off the farm-fresh season at the dinner table.
And why not? Asparagus is a super-healthy vegetable, leading the pack when it comes to folic acid. A 5.3 ounce serving – about 5 spears – provides 60% of the recommended daily allowance for folacin — a nutrient that’s needed for blood cell formation, growth, and prevention of liver disease.
In top of that, asparagus is very low-calorie — providing just less than 4 calories per spear.
Tender, but not overcooked asparagus is often a fine art that often needs a bit of practice. In this recipe, you will be steaming the asparagus lightly before it’s sautéed with red wine vinegar.
The final touch is chopped pine nuts sprinkled on top to add a bit of nutty flavor.