Nothing beats the rich taste of Asparagus after its been baked with the rustic flavor of walnuts and given a hint of lemon.  


  • 4 Tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 2 to 3 Pounds thin-speared asparagus, woody stems removed
  • 1 Tablespoon margarine, cut into small pieces
  • 3 Tablespoon walnut oil or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper for asparagus and topping, to taste


Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread walnuts on a cookie sheet and set aside. Spread asparagus on a separate cookie sheet; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and dot with margarine.

Step 2:

Bake nuts until aromatic and golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Bake asparagus for 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender but still crisp.

Step 3:

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Before serving, spoon topping over asparagus and sprinkle with walnuts.