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Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts Recipe


This is a quick, easy way to saute asparagus. The dish has a light flavor and makes a great accompaniment to Italian meals. I make this year-round, but we especially enjoy it on Thanksgiving.


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Break off or trim the woody ends from the asparagus and discard. Set the spears aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the pine nuts, cranberries, and salt. Cook and stir until the pine nuts start to look translucent, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the asparagus spears and cook, adding a little more olive oil if needed, until stalks are bright green and tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Serve on a platter with the cranberries and nuts spooned over the top of the asparagus.

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Nutritional Information

Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 206.4
% Daily Value *
protein: 10 %
carbohydrates: 5 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 13 %
fat: 25 %
saturated fat: 12 %
vitamin a iu: 17 %
niacin equivalents: 20 %
vitamin b6: 7 %
vitamin c: 11 %
folate: 16 %
calcium: 3 %
iron: 20 %
magnesium: 15 %
potassium: 8 %
thiamin: 25 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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