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Asparagus with Pomegranate, Toasted Walnuts and Blue Cheese

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4
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This simple side dish is ready in minutes - but no one needs to know that.
by: Sarah Walker Caron
Updated Aug 4, 2016
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  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate arils


  • 1
    In a large pan with a steamer insert with a little water in the bottom of the pan, steam the asparagus for 5-7 minutes until tender. Remove from heat.
  • 2
    In a small skillet, brown the walnuts for 2-3 minutes until golden.
  • 3
    Arrange the asparagus on a plate. Top with crumbled blue cheese, pomegranate arils and toasted walnuts.
  • 4
    This can be served immediately (hot) or at room temperature.

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  • Thanksgiving ready in just 15 minutes! Make this beauty of a side dish for your Thanksgiving table.

    It’s November. That means that I am embroiled in wild-eyed planning for two birthdays and my epic annual Thanksgiving dinner. But really, it’s Thanksgiving that captures most of my attention always. Like I said, my dinner is epic.

    Planning my menu for Thanksgiving is a trial in patience and organization. I am fortunate to have six burners, two ovens and a rotisserie to work with. The turkey always goes in the rotisserie, rendering a juicy, easy, hands-off bird without hogging up one of my ovens.

    But even with two ovens, I avoid planning to use them much. Ovens are reserved for my beloved chestnut dressing and warming or reheating dishes that have been made ahead. That means that side dishes have to fit into certain qualifications:

    Can be made ahead (a day ahead is best) or …
    Are fast and easy (simple, simple, simple) or …
    Can be served cold.

    Asparagus with Pomegranate, Toasted Walnuts and Blue Cheese is a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving. (Hint: this is a new one hitting my table this year!)

    It takes a mere 15 minutes to make and can be served hot or at room temperature. It’s delicious either way.

    This is a great way to take good ol’ steamed asparagus and make it something really  special.

    More Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

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    Carrots with Rum Raisins Recipe
    Easy Three-Cheese Broccoli Couscous Recipe
    Creamy Mexicali Corn Recipe
    Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Honey Recipe

    Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about home cooking and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.

    What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
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