Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

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This is a quick, easy way to saute asparagus. The dish has a light flavor and makes a great accompaniment to Italian meals. I make this year-round, but we especially enjoy it on Thanksgiving.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • cup pine nuts

  • cup dried cranberries

  • 1 pinch salt

Directions

  1. Break off or trim the woody ends from the asparagus and discard. Set the spears aside.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the pine nuts, cranberries, and salt. Cook and stir until the pine nuts start to look translucent, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the asparagus spears and cook, adding a little more olive oil if needed, until stalks are bright green and tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Serve on a platter with the cranberries and nuts spooned over the top of the asparagus.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
16g Fat
14g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 297mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.