Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 19:16 PM IST

Enjoy the sumptuous Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts this festive season

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 Min Cooking Time: 10 Min Total time: 20 Min


1 bunch asparagus
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 pinch salt


Break off or trim the woody ends from the asparagus and discard. Set the spears aside.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the pine nuts, cranberries, and salt. Cook and stir until the pine nuts start to look translucent, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the asparagus spears and cook, adding a little more olive oil if needed, until stalks are bright green and tender, about 5 to 8 minutes, depending upon the size of the asparagus. Serve on a platter with the cranberries and nuts spooned over the top of the asparagus.