Asparagus Amandine

This impressive side dish is easy and quick to prepare. For a weeknight, or for guests, it comes together really quickly.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons raw sliced almonds

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned bread crumbs, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste


  1. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced almonds; stir gently and shake the skillet until almonds are lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Watch closely to prevent burning. Set almonds aside.

  2. Add butter and olive oil to the same skillet. Swirl skillet until butter is melted and combined with the oil, about 1 minute. Add asparagus spears and season with salt and pepper. Move asparagus around the skillet, gently stirring and turning until tender-crisp, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate.

  3. Add bread crumbs to the remaining butter and oil in the warm skillet. Stir until slightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Squeeze lemon juice over the cooked asparagus, place browned bread crumbs on top, and garnish with toasted almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
8g Fat
8g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 263mg 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.

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