Eat Well LiveWell: Asparagus and Cashews

Eat Well LiveWell: Asparagus and Cashews

As asparagus season approaches, we offer you a delicious side dish to feature one of our favorite vegetables! Asparagus is a delightful vegetable that provides fiber and several minerals, like iron and potassium. Pairing this unique veggie with rich cashews and tangy soy sauce helps to bring this dish to another level. In this recipe, olive and sesame oil are used to cook our ingredients.

Olive oil is a fantastic source of unsaturated fat, AKA healthy fat! Sesame oil also provides unsaturated fat and that intense sesame flavor. Cashews provide a rich *crunchy* texture to our asparagus dish, as well as healthy fat and fiber. Almost 85% of the fat in this recipe is unsaturated fat!

Low sodium soy sauce and fresh ginger add yet another layer to satisfy your sense, as well as antioxidants. This recipe will be a perfect pair with baked salmon and brown rice… so give it a try!

Asparagus and Cashews

Servings: 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 bunch asparagus stalks, ends cut
  • 1 tables spoon low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup chopped cashews

Directions:

Heat the olive oil and sesame oil in a wok or large skillet over low to medium heat. Add ginger, and stir-fry until slightly brown. Add asparagus, and stir-fry for a few minutes before adding soy sauce and cashews. Cook until asparagus is tender but still crisp and bright green, stirring frequently.

Nutritional Information:

200 Calories, 4.5g Protein, 17g Fat, 7.5g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 155mg Sodium