Asparagus With Red Onion, Basil, and Almonds

Asparagus With Red Onion, Basil, and Almonds
Asparagus With Red Onion, Basil, and Almonds

Paired with onion, fresh basil, and toasted almonds, asparagus rises to a whole new level in this quick and easy side! Low in calories, carb, and sodium, it’s sure to become a new favorite.

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Directions

1. Melt butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions. Cover; cook 5 minutes, or until wilted. Uncover; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender and golden brown.

2. Place asparagus and broth in medium saucepan. Cover; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 4 minutes. Uncover; stir in onions. Cook about 2 minutes, or until asparagus is crisp-tender and most liquid is evaporated. Stir in basil, salt, if desired, and pepper. Transfer to serving plate. Sprinkle with almonds.

*Note: To toast almonds, place in nonstick skillet. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until nuts begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove immediately to plate to cool.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 60 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 25 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 Fat, 1 Vegetable.

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Author: Bella West