Asparagus with Berries and Walnuts

By: Aly

Category: Salads

Try a new approach to serving asparagus. Toss it with berries and a sweet and savory sauce.

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2 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman's Red Raspberry Vinegar or Strawberry Champagne vinegar or other berry flavored vinegar
1/4 cup all-fruit raspberry or strawberry preserves
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 pound asparagus
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts


Combine first three ingredients in a small saucepan; heat to bubbling. Remove from heat; stir in lemon rind.

Cook asparagus in boiling water two minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain. Leave whole or cut into pieces.

Combine preserves mixture, asparagus, and berries in a bowl; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts.

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Serves 4

Per Serving:

Calories 119
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 24 g
Sugars 14 g
Total Fat 1.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 39 mg
Fiber 6 g
Beta-Carotene 516 ug
Vitamin C 22 mg
Calcium 49 mg
Iron 3 mg
Folate 73 ug
Magnesium 32 mg
Potassium 334 mg
Zinc 0.9 mg
Selenium 4.1 ug

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06/09/2008 10:14 AM

Rated this recipe:

This recipe is fantastic! My husband and I could not believe how well the rasberries and asparagus went together. It tasted like it was from a nice restaurant. Will definetly make again!!


08/20/2013 07:54 PM

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This is delicious! My 22 year old son who has never liked asparagus ate 5 pieces tonight! A definite do-over that will become a staple in my house. The sauce is delicious and can go with a lot of other vegetables, tofu, fish, etc.

Elaine Garces

05/01/2014 03:48 PM

Rated this recipe:

I'm so glad I made this fairly simple dish - as was my husband. It tastes so bright and delicious. 4.5 stars! Thank you.


04/12/2023 02:36 PM

Rated this recipe:

This recipe got me eating asparagus again.


04/12/2023 02:59 PM

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To make your own jam, blend 1 1/2 cups raspberries, 1 cup red or black grapes, 1/2 teaspoon agar powder, 2 teaspoons arrowroot. Transfer to a small saucepan and slowly bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil for 2 minutes (but no longer), stirring constantly. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place in a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use.
(makes 2 cups).  Adapted from: