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Skillet Asparagus with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts Recipe

Skillet Asparagus with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts


Use one skillet to prepare this unique and gourmet-tasting sauteed asparagus dish topped with caramelized onions and walnuts.


  • 3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter), divided
  • ½ cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped English walnuts
  • 1 pound asparagus spears, woody bases removed


  1. Melt 1/2 of the ghee in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion; spread out into a thin layer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and beginning to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat if it's browning too quickly; do not allow to burn. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in vinegar.
  2. Transfer onion-garlic mixture to a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Wipe out skillet and melt the remaining ghee over medium-low heat. Add walnut pieces and stir until crisp and lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add asparagus to the same skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring frequently, until bright green, tender, but still crunchy, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Plate asparagus, add onion mixture, and garnish with walnuts.

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Nutritional Information

Skillet Asparagus with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 142.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 7 %
carbohydrates: 2 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 12 %
fat: 19 %
saturated fat: 31 %
cholesterol: 8 %
vitamin a iu: 23 %
niacin equivalents: 14 %
vitamin b6: 10 %
vitamin c: 14 %
folate: 17 %
calcium: 4 %
iron: 15 %
magnesium: 9 %
potassium: 8 %
sodium: 2 %
thiamin: 18 %
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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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