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Raisin and Pine Nut Asparagus

Cooking Light APRIL 2011

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total: 20 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 111
  • Fat: 5.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Sodium: 151mg

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Raisin and Pine Nut Asparagus Recipe