We're so excited to say goodbye to winter that we're whipping up these healthy recipes that celebrate the best of spring produce!

 

Honey Dijon Asparagus & Almonds

We have great respect for asparagus- it's a nutrient-rich, versatile veggie that takes well to steaming, grilling, blanching or roasting - and while it's a regular at our tables, we sometimes want to dress it up a bit. The fleshy green spears are easily enhanced with the addition of this honey Dijon vinaigrette, a light tangy dressing that perfectly balances the sweet with savory. To gussy things up even more, the tender-crisp stalks are sprinkled with lightly toasted almonds, providing a nutty crunch in every bite. Who knew that 6 inches growing out of the dirt could be so dignified?

Ingredients

1 bunch asparagus, trimmed

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup slivered or sliced almonds

Directions

1) Bring a medium pot of water to a boild over high heat. Add asparagus and reduce heat to low, simmering 2-3 minutes until tender-crisp. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop further cooking. Pat dry with kitchen towel and arrange on a platter.

2) For the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk olive oil, rice vinegar, lemon juice, honey Dijon, salt and pepper. Spoon over asparagus.
3) For the toasted almonds, preheat oven to 350°F. Place almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast 6-8 minutes shaking the pan frequently to prevent burning. Sprinkle over asparagus.

Serves 4

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Authors of bestselling cookbooks Bite Me, Bite Me Too and Lick Your Plate, saucy sisters Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat love eating, feeding, entertaining and dishing up easy recipes at BiteMeMore.com.