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A skillet with vibrant green asparagus amandine with lemon and parsley.

Easy Sauteed Asparagus Amandine

Impress dinner guests with elegant Sauteed Asparagus Amandine. This asparagus recipe is delicious and can be prepared in under 15 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6 servings
Calories 159 kcal


  • 1 pound asparagus trimmed (see method above)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup almonds sliced
  • 1 large lemon juiced and zested
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley chopped
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. coarsely ground pepper


Blanch the Asparagus

  • First, prepare an ice bath - fill a large bowl with ice and water.
  • Bring a saucepan filled with water to a rolling boil.
  • Place asparagus spears into boiling water.
  • Quick boil asparagus. For thin stalks, boil for 30-45 seconds. For thicker stalks, boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove asparagus and transport immediately to prepared ice bath for 1 minute.
  • Remove asparagus from ice bath and place to the side on a sheet pan lined with paper towels.

Toast the Almonds

  • Place almonds into a skillet set over medium high heat.
  • Toast almonds, stirring occasionally, until they turn slightly brown and they have a nutty aroma, about 5 minutes.

Prepare the Amandine Sauce

  • Once the almonds are toasted, reduce heat to medium low. Add butter to the skillet and melt.
  • When butter is melted, add the juice of 1 lemon, ¼ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper.
  • Drop blanched asparagus into the skillet and cook in the sauce until asparagus is tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon zest. Serve immediately.



Serving: 1servingCalories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 284mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1024IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Easy, Favorites, Meatless, Vegetarian
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