Steamed Asparagus with Red Onions, Almonds, and Raisins
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 teaspoons orange blossom honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Pour about 1 inch of water into the large pan or pot, insert the steamer basket, and bring to a boil. Steam the asparagus until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  2. In the skillet, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion and almonds until warm and glistening, about 4 minutes. Add the orange juice, raisins, honey, salt, and pepper. Cook until the raisins plump and soften, about 2 minutes. Spoon over the asparagus and serve.
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large pan or pot
steamer basket
8-inch skillet

Recipe Notes:

Use very fresh pencil-thin asparagus for best results.
Recipe by Andrea Meyers at