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Toasted Almond Asparagus

Per Serving

Toasted Almond Asparagus

Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories 60
Fat 4.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 4 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 60 mg
Potassium 170 mg
Protein 2 g
Phosphorus 50 mg
Choices: Nonstarchy Vegetable 1, Fat 1
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 Tbsp. light, trans-fat-free margarine
3 Tbsp. sliced almonds
2 Tbsp. thinly sliced roasted red bell pepper, drained
1/4 tsp. black pepper


  1. Place the asparagus in a large skillet with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for about 3 minutes, until the asparagus is crisp yet tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet over medium heat, melt the margarine. Add the almonds and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden. Return the asparagus to the skillet and add the roasted red pepper and black pepper. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until heated through.

Recipe adapted from Mr. Food Test Kitchen Guilt-Free Comfort Favorites by Howard Rosenthal. Available May 2018 from shopdiabetes.org, 800-232-6733, and bookstores nationwide.


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