Asparagus With Toasted Hazelnut Butter

Asparagus With Toasted Hazelnut Butter

Toasting hazelnuts gives butter a delightful flavor for tender asparagus.

10 min. prep time
6 servings
000 Ratings


3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves*


Toast hazelnuts in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown (4 to 5 minutes). Remove from skillet; set aside.

Place asparagus and enough water to cover in same skillet. Cook over high heat until water comes to a boil (6 to 8 minutes). Reduce heat to medium. Cook until asparagus is crisply tender (2 to 4 minutes). Drain.

Add toasted hazelnuts and butter. Toss lightly until butter is melted. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle with chopped basil.

*Substitute 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 80

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 2g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #9652©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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