Asparagus with Miso and Olives
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian, European, Middle Eastern
Keyword: Dairy Free, Easy, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Slightly Adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • cup green olives (pitted, such as Castelvetrano or Frescatrano plus 1 tablespoon brine, olives crushed with the palm of your hand then finely chopped)
  • tablespoons pine nuts (or cashews)
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • pounds asparagus (woody ends trimmed)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dill (optional. Or Chives, chopped)

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, over a medium-high heat, add the olives, pine nuts and 4 tablespoons (¼ cup) olive oil, and cook, stirring often, for 5-7 minutes. Cook until the nuts have turned golden brown. Carefully whisk in the miso, lemon juice and olive brine. Set this aside, and keep it warm
  • Heat a grill pan over high heat (see other cooking options below)
  • In a bowl, combine the asparagus with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper. When the pan is heated, grill the asparagus, in two batches if necessary, for 5-8 minutes, turning as needed, until tender and charred
  • Pour the sauce over the asparagus and sprinkle the dill on top, if using

Notes

NOTE: If you don’t have a grill pan, you can use a heavy skillet, or roast the asparagus in the oven at 425° for 5-8 minutes, turning it over at least once for even cooking. Or, you can grill them outside, on a gas or charcoal grill
Nutrition Facts
Asparagus with Miso and Olives
Serving Size
 
4 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
239
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
15
g
Sodium
 
338
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
383
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
1337
IU
27
%
Vitamin C
 
11
mg
13
%
Calcium
 
50
mg
5
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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