created by: Almond Board of California
Creamy aioli makes the perfect accompaniment to this nutritious side dish filled with a range of complementary flavors and, of course, almonds.
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
Salt for water
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, roasted
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Lay asparagus in a large skillet, and cover with salted water. Cover and bring to a boil, cooking 5 minutes for slender spears, 7 minutes for fat spears, or just until tender. Meanwhile, stir together mayonnaise, almonds, garlic and orange zest. Place cooked asparagus on a serving plate and brush with orange juice. Serve aioli in a small dish on the side.