Asparagus for Little Fingers

An Oldways recipe, for Eat Well Enjoy Life

Encourage your kids to play with their food! Here’s a very easy way to introduce small hands and developing palates to fresh asparagus spears.

Ingredients: 

1 pound fresh asparagus
1 container edamame hummus
½ cup finely chopped peanuts

Instructions: 
  1. Cut the white parts from each spear and peel the bottom thirds of each stalk with a vegetable peeler.
  2. Bring a small amount of water to a boil in a sauté pan, add the spears, cover, and cook for one to two minutes, until they are just tender and still retain their bright green color. Let cool slightly.
  3. Arrange the asparagus on a platter. Put the hummus into one small bowl and the peanuts into another. Invite your kids to dunk their spears into the hummus and then into the peanuts.
Nutritional Analysis: 
Calories: 280, Fat: 22g, Sodium: 100mg, Carbohydrate: 13g, Protein:12g
Yield: 
4 Servings
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