Raisin and Pine Nut Asparagus

Raisin and Pine Nut AsparagusRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross


4 servings
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 111
Fat 5.3 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Sodium 151 mg


1 pound asparagus, trimmed
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup sliced red onion
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons raisins
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon orange rind
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1. Cook asparagus in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and pine nuts; cook 4 minutes. Add orange juice, raisins, and honey; cook 2 minutes. Stir in salt and orange rind. Arrange asparagus on a platter; top with onion mixture. Sprinkle with pepper.