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Steamed Asparagus with Almond-Orange Aioli

Steamed Asparagus with Almond-Orange Aioli


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • Salt for water
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, roasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice


Lay asparagus in a large skillet, and cover with salted water.  Cover and bring to a boil, cooking 5 minutes for slender spears, 7 minutes for fat spears, or just until tender.  Meanwhile, stir together mayonnaise, almonds, garlic and orange zest.  Place cooked asparagus on a serving plate and brush with orange juice.  Serve aioli in a small dish on the side.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serving for 4 servings:

Calories 228
Fat 9.6g
Saturated 1g
Monounsaturated 6.2g
Polyunsaturated 1.9g
Carb 35g
Protein 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Fiber 3g
Calcium 102mg
Magnesium 67mg
Sodium 302mg
Potassium 506mg
Vitamin E 4mg
Courtesy of the Almond Board of California