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Asparagus with Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese (optional)

Directions

Prep: 1. Boil water in a pot for asparagus. 2. Trim woody ends off asparagus and cut into 1 inch pieces. 3. Chop shallot. 4. Mince mint, and dill. Make: 1. Heat a dry skillet over medium high, toast almonds until fragrant, about 4 minutes. 2. Blanch asparagus in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until tender, but still crispy. Drain asparagus under cold water. 3. Toss asparagus with the almonds, shallot, mint, dill, olive oil and vinegar. 4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with crumbled goat cheese.

Notes

Getting the woody ends off asparagus is a snap! Check out our favorite trick here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO--KBhVzeE

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