Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine

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Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine is such an easy and delicious asparagus recipe! Beautiful asparagus spears sautéed with almonds, red onions and lemon slices.

Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine - Asparagus spears sauteed with almonds, red onions and lemon slices.


You guys! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Since everyone is welcome to be Irish today, for the next 24-hours you can call me Katherine McPetrovska! That’s just the way I like to roll on this special day. 😉

Kidding aside, I’ve always LOVED those “Mc” last names. “O-to the power of apostrophe” ain’t so bad, either.

Soooo, are you drunk, yet?! I know it’s Monday, but it’s St. Paddy’s – you’re celebrating a Saint, and that is all that counts. Even if it means being hammered on a Monday… by noon.

I was thinking about making you a Guinness Chocolate Cake, but his is waaaaay better than what I have. Then I thought about a “copycat” Shamrock Shake, but when hers looks this good?! I let it be.

Therefore, I decided to still go with something green, but not before a game of eeny meeny miney moe. Eeny-Meeny makes a lot of the decisions around here.

Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine |

If this dish sounds devastatingly close to that other almondine-vegetable-thing…well, then, I guess it is. But, really, it’s not. It’s Asparagus. My thing with green beans is that they are too, umm, how shall I say, boring. Yeah. They are boring. Just straight and smooth. However, with asparagus, there’s texture! And a whole lot more flavor! Agree?!

On top of that, once you add all these other great ingredients, like lemon and red onions, this side dish goes from very.good to super.delicious!

Not sure about you, but I love pan roasted veggies tossed with a bit of salt, pepper and some olive oil. That makes me happy. Simple food is da bomb. Sometimes I even throw a handful of crumbled feta. And bacon. Yah, bacon is where it’s at. Put bacon on it… people will fall in love with you, quickly!

Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine |


Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine

6 6 6
WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine is such an easy asparagus recipe! Beautiful asparagus spears sautéed with almonds, red onions and lemon slices.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 181


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1- pound asparagus spears , rinsed, ends trimmed
  • 1 red onion , sliced
  • kosher salt , to taste
  • fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Cut lemon in half.
  • Slice one-half of lemon into 4 slices; juice the other half and set aside.
  • Add asparagus spears, onions, and lemon slices to the frying pan.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and cook on medium-high for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add sliced almonds and continue to cook for 2 more minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Toss with reserved lemon juice. (optional)
  • Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 401mg11%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 22.7mg28%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: asparagus appetizer, asparagus recipe, roasted asparagus recipe

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23 Responses
  1. Debbie

    Hi there – excited to try this. I entered the recipe in WW and came out as 4 WW green smartpoints and not 6!

  2. Howie

    wow, this looks super amazing! With what would you eat this side dish if you were vegetarian? Just pasta or rice seems a little boring, haha.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Howie!! I guess as a Vegetarian your choices are limited. 😉 Stating the obvious. hehe However, I have had this with fettuccine pasta and it was really good. I cut up the asparagus spears into about 2-inches in length and just tossed everything together, including all the other veggies. I didn’t use any other sauce – just the flavors and oils from the pan where I cooked the asparagus. If you try it, let me know how you liked it! Thank you, Howie!! Have an awesome day!

      1. Howie

        wow, thanks for your detailed answer! I’ll definitely let you know with what I ended up combining the asparagus! 🙂

  3. mjskit

    I love pan roasted asparagus and have roasted them with pecans, but never almond. that sounds wonderful. In fact, everything about your recipe sounds wonderful!

  4. Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    Katerina this looks SO amazing!! And I totally agree. Green beans? Bo-ring. Asparagus is where it’s at.

  5. Laura

    Hi Katerina! Can I ask about your grill pan? Where did you get it, how do you use it, etc etc! I’ve seen something similar recently in a Pampered Chef catalogue that I think my man would l-o-v-e. He goes gaga over grilling but living in bitterly cold Ontario has definitely pushed our BBQ season late this year! I thought a grill pan type thing might be a neat idea. The Pampered Chef one is quite pricey but I wouldn’t mind if I know it’s worth it!

    PS – this makes me want asparagus, ASAP. How do I have none in my fridge right now?! I’m dying …

  6. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    I eat asparagus cooked this way like candy! Never thought I would like it but I LOVE IT!

  7. Jodee Weiland

    This is an awesome idea for some delicious asparagus! I love this idea…I’m a big fan of lemon and almonds, so it’s great idea to make asparagus even better. Thanks for sharing!

  8. A_Boleyn

    I love your grill pan. Asparagus is yummy but I peel the stalks at least 3 inches from the base to get rid of the stringiness.

  9. Julia @Vikalinka

    I am such a fan of your photography style! Gorgeous asparagus! What lens do you usually use if you don’t mind me asking?

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Julia!! 🙂

      Thanks SO much for your compliments! I don’t use anything fancy – I have the lens that came with my Canon, which is the 18-55mm, and I have a canon 50mm-1.8. Lately I’ve been using the 50mm more often just because I feel like I have more control.

  10. Jennie @themessybakerblog

    I’d say that this is the perfect dish for St. Paddy’s Day. It’s green, right? We are huge asparagus fans. This looks amazing. Pinned.

  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    the lighting, the colors, GIRL. You are sooooo talented. You make asparagus look the BEST it has EVER looked!

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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