Creamy aioli makes the perfect accompaniment to this nutritious side dish.
Lay asparagus in a large skillet, and cover with salted water. Cover and bring to a boil, cooking 5 minutes for slender spears, 7 minutes for fat spears, or just until tender. Meanwhile, stir together mayonnaise, almonds, garlic and orange zest. Place cooked asparagus on a serving plate and brush with orange juice. Serve aioli in a small dish on the side.Nutrition information per serving:Calories 228, Cholesterol 0 mg, Total fat 6 g, Fiber 3 g, Saturated 0 g, Calcium 102 mg, Monounsaturated 2 g, Magnesium 67 mg, Polyunsaturated 9 g, Sodium 302 mg, Carb 35 g, Potassium 506 mg, Protein 5 g, Vitamin E 4 mgTo roast whole, slivered, chopped or sliced almonds: Spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in a 350°F oven and bake 7-10 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant; stir once or twice to ensure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to roast slightly after removing from oven.