Asparagus and Cashew Nuts

This healthy and satisfying snack is a unique way to get a serving of veggies. This dish also makes a satisfying accompaniment to a fish, chicken, turkey, or beef entrée.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 12 minutesTotal: 12 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. minced gingerroot
  • ½ lb. asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ cup chopped cashews
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a wok or large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add ginger and stir-fry until soft, about 1 minute. Add asparagus and stir-fry until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Add cashews and lemon juice. Cook until asparagus is tender, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.