Grilled Cashew-Asparagus Packet

Grilled Cashew-Asparagus Packet

Here’s proof that creative side dishes can still be simple: Foil-wrapped asparagus spears strewn in crunchy cashews, fresh from a smoky grill.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
lb fresh asparagus spears
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup chopped cashews
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 18x18-inch sheet of heavy-duty foil. Break off tough ends of asparagus as far down as stalks snap easily. Place asparagus on center of foil. Top with butter, salt and pepper.
  2. Bring up 2 sides of foil over asparagus so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.
  3. Place packet on grill over low heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 15 minutes, rotating packet 1/2 turn after 4 minutes, until asparagus is tender.
  4. To serve, cut large X across top of packet; carefully fold back foil to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle with cashews.
Makes 4 servings
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If your asparagus stalks are thin, cook for a shorter time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 340mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.