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Asparagus, Peas, and Basil Recipe

Looking for an easy Asparagus, Peas, and Basil recipe? Learn how to make Asparagus, Peas, and Basil using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by whallback

Makes 6 servings



yield: Makes 6 servings active time: 30 min total time: 30 min NOTE: use 3/4 pound shelled fresh peas (2 1/2 cups; 1 3/4 pound in pods) in place of frozen

Recipe Ingredients for Asparagus, Peas, and Basil

1/4 cup finely chopped shallots (about 2)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
10 ounce frozen peas, thawed, (see note)
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
3/4 c basil leaves, torn (about a handful)

Recipe Directions for Asparagus, Peas, and Basil

  1. Cook shallots in butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until just tender, about 4 minutes.

  2. Stir in asparagus, peas, sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, then seal skillet with foil. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender but still slightly al dente, about 8 minutes. Stir in basil and sea salt to taste.

  3. Cooks' note:

  4. Peas can be shelled and asparagus cut 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 215.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
123
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
235mg
10%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
13.8g
5%
Dietary Fiber
5.8g
23%
Sugars
5.1g
Protein
6.1g
Vitamin A 51% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 6% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
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