Asparagus with almond sauce

  • 2 HANDFULS ALMONDS

  • 1 GARLIC CLOVE

  • 1 TABLESPOON EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

  • JUICE OF 1 LEMON

  • 1 TABLESPOON WATER

  • 2 BUNCHES THICK ASPARAGUS

  • TO MAKE THE SAUCE USE A HAND BLENDER OR GOOD BLENDER. PURÉE THE ALMONDS, GARLIC, OIL, LEMON JUICE AND WATER. ADD SALT TO TASTE

  • BRAISE THE ASPARAGUS BY HEATING THE OIL IN A LARGE FRYING PAN, ADD ASPARAGUS AND A SPLASH OF WATER, IMMEDIATELY PUT THE LID ON

  • COOK FOR 5-10 MINUTES UNTIL THE ASPARAGUS IS JUST COOKED

  • YOU CAN ALTERNATIVELY GRIDDLE THE ASPARAGUS

  • SERVE THE ASPARAGUS ALONGSIDE THE SAUCE AND SOME SPICED QUINOA