Steamed Asparagus with Almond Butter

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This recipe for Steamed Asparagus with Almond Butter is a delicious side dish recipe!

overhead shot of asparagus and almond butter in a white enamel skillet set on a white napkin with blue stripes

This recipe showcases beautiful fresh asparagus tossed with a lemon- shallot butter and toasted almonds. More often than not, when I make asparagus… I just steam them a bit and then serve them with some mayonnaise. That’s the way my family likes to eat asparagus. It’s nice to change things up a little bit once in a while and try new things. I’m glad I did because this recipe for Steamed Asparagus with Almond Butter is a new favorite.

almonds and butter being cooked in a skillet

How to make Steamed Asparagus with Almond Butter:

I know you’re probably thinking that you’re going to use actual jarred almond butter in this recipe. NOPE! No almond butter is used in the recipe. Instead, it’s a melted butter mixture that has toasted almonds in it.

In a skillet, shallots and garlic are sautéed in butter. Then you’ll add more butter, parsley, lemon juice and lemon zest to the pan. Sliced almonds are added in and cooked until toasted. That makes the almond butter that you’ll be tossing with the asparagus.

overhead shot of asparagus and almond butter in a white enamel skillet set on a white napkin with blue stripes

How to steam asparagus:

Use a steamer pot to steam your asparagus. Bring about an inch of water to boil in the lower pot of your steamer set. Lay the asparagus in the upper steamer insert. Put the lid on and steam the asparagus 4 to 5 minutes, until crisp tender.

overhead shot of asparagus and almond butter being cooked in a white enamel skillet

The steamed asparagus are then added to the skillet and tossed with the prepared almond butter. And it’s ready to serve. 

asparagus with almond butter displayed on a white platter and set on a white napkin with blue stripes

I love the crunch of the almonds with the steamed asparagus in this dish. The lemon is a nice touch to add to the butter. Enjoy!

Here are a few more vegetable side dish recipes you might like to try:

overhead shot of asparagus and almond butter in a white enamel skillet set on a white napkin with blue stripes
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Steamed Asparagus with Almond Butter

Easy recipe for making asparagus with a great sauce!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 145kcal
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword almonds, asparagus, butter, pan fried

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds thin asparagus, tough ends trimmed off
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) salted butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Steam the asparagus until crisp-tender.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a heavy large skillet over low heat. Add the shallots and garlic and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter, parsley, lemon juice and lemon zest to the shallot mixture and heat over medium to melt the butter.
  • Add the almonds and cook until the butter browns, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add the steamed asparagus and spoon the sauce over the asparagus until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1261IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg
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  • Allison wrote:

    Sounds heavenly! Also sounds like it would be good with fresh green beans!