EASY Asparagus Salad

I made this asparagus salad last night and it is a keeper!  Along with it I baked 2 pieces of cod w/ lemon & dill and homemade sweet potato fries.

Asparagus with Lemon Dressing & Marcona Almonds
2 bunches asparagus
1/4 cup water
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsps lemon juice
1/4 cup Marcona almonds (or whole blanched almonds)
(click on photo to buy marcona almonds online)

To prepare asparagus, cut off and discard woody ends and chop remaining stalks into bite-size pieces.

In large skillet or Dutch oven over high heat; bring water to boil.  Add asparagus and cook two minutes or until bright green and just soft.  Remove from heat, drain water and set aside.

In small skillet over medium-low heat, saute garlic in olive oil until soft (about 3 minutes).  Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.  Pour dressing over asparagus, transfer to serving dish, top w/ almonds & serve.

Ever wonder how to get your sweet potato fries crispy??  I found a recipe in my Clean Eating magazine that I tried:

Trim ends of potatoes, then slice into pieces.  Soak in water for 30 minutes to release starch.  Rinse and pat completely dry.  Toss w/ 1 foamy egg white per 2 potatoes and your favorite spices.  Places slices on an oiled baking stone.  Roast at 425F, checking for doneness every 15 minutes, flipping once.  Reduce heat to 200F to dry potato slices for 15-20 additional minutes.  While a convection oven is ideal, you can also open your oven door a few times during roasting to vent the steam.

At the end I broiled them for a minute or so…worked great! (forgot to take a photo…next time!)

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  1. I made this last night, delish! I ate the leftovers today for lunch with chopped chicken breast that I had left over from a previous night. I blanched my own almonds though which was a totally pain in the a$$.

    1. Totally impressed Kali! I made it last night too! You can find the Marcona Almonds at Costco right now. But the sliced raw will work too which you can find in any grocery store usually in the baking aisle. If you use raw nuts (healthier for you!) just add a bit more salt for flavor.

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