Grilled Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts

Although the british growing season is over, we can still buy asparagus from supermarkets. This delicate green vegetable is very low in caloires and is packed with vitamin A, C & E, folic acid, potassium and iron. Walnuts are high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and it is in a highly beneficial form. They contain high amount of plant based omega-3 fatty acids, protein, magnesium, phosphorus and fibre. 

High content of folic acid in asparagus makes it good for pregnant women whereas walnut is considered as the healthiest nut as its antioxidant level is double than any other commonly available nuts. Daily consumption of both asparagus and walnuts will be beneficial for cardiovascular health, type 2 diabetes and cancer.


Asparagus - few
Walnuts - Handful
Crushed black pepper - 1/4 tsp 
Salt - to sprinkle
Oil - to spray


Steam cook Asparagus for 2 minutes. Line a baking tin with grease proof paper. Place asparagus on it, spray with oil and sprinkle salt and pepper.

Grill on high flame for 2 minutes. Throw in walnuts to it. Grill again for few seconds, keeping an eye on it. Serve hot and enjoy!!


Great with any home made houmous. Simply dip in it to make it more nutritious.

Health Tip

Walnuts are better uncooked nutritionally as heat can destroy some of the valuable nutrients. Make it part of your daily diet.


Nutritionist Reading, Berkshire
Contact: Nutriadvice, The Therapy Centre, 6B Church Street, Reading Berkshire RG12SB.
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