Savory Lemon Asparagus
2 bunches asparagus (about 1 pound)
Juice of 1 medium lemon
3 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon ground cashews, pecans or almonds (for garnish)
Wash the asparagus, cut off the ends, and steam until the stems are cooked but still a little firm.
In a bowl mix together lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Arrange the asparagus on a serving dish and drizzle with the lemon juice mixture.
Garnish with ground nuts and serve immediately. Serves 4
Substitution: You can use green beans in place of the asparagus. You can replace the nutmeg and nuts for 2 tablespoons capers and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic.