Asparagus With Lavender, Pine Nuts and Bocconcini

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“From 'The Lavender Cookbook'. Next time I will leave the asparagus whole and not slice for better presentation. This dish would be very pretty using fresh lavender! My lavender bushes won't be blooming though until about June or thereabouts.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly steam the asparagus for a few minutes, depending on how thick the stalks are then remove to a colander and set aside.
  2. Heat up the olive oil in a saute pan on medium heat and lightly brown the garlic for 1 minute-just until it starts to give off an aroma.
  3. Stir in the pine nuts and cook another 2-3 minutes or until the pine nuts are lightly toasted.
  4. Stir in the asparagus and lavender and heat through 1-2 minutes longer until the asparagus is warmed and the lavender is fragrant.
  5. Plate the asparagus mixture and garnish with salt, cracked black pepper, the bocconcini quarters, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  6. Enjoy!

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