Pistachio + Honey Crusted Asparagus

 

Asparagus is generally pretty tasty but I think they are best with a crispy crumb - like this sweet and crunchy honey and pistachio crust. I love this recipe from the Keep It Real Program. This is a really easy to make a plant-based side dish that tastes as good as it looks.

Add a piece of salmon to the baking tray and serve with brown rice for a full meal. 

Pistachio Honey Crusted Asparagus Recipe

Healthy plant-based recipe

Pistachio Honey Crusted Asparagus Recipe

PREP: 5 minutes

COOK: 15 minutes

SERVES: 4 as a side

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g of pistachio nuts
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey to drizzle
  • Lemon juice from ½ lemon

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Cut off stalky bits from asparagus ends and place asparagus on a lined baking tray.
  2. Add pistachios and salt to mortar and pestle or food processor and crush until light crumble.
  3. Drizzle asparagus with olive oil and then sprinkle with crumb mixture. Place in oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, drizzle with honey and add a squeeze of lemon juice. Season with salt to taste before devouring.