Asparagus with Miso Lemon Dressing and Walnuts - Lakeside Natural Medicine

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Asparagus with Miso Lemon Dressing and Walnuts

BySarah Axtell, ND April 3, 2015

Spring is a time to enjoy cleansing asparagus. This recipe contains miso, which is a fermented soy paste available at most health food stores. It adds big flavor and boosts the immune system as it contains gut-healthy probiotics and immune-strengthening zinc.


  • 2    bunches asparagus
  • 1⁄4    cup water
  • 3    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2    tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2    tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1    tablespoon brown rice miso
  • 1⁄4    cup walnuts, chopped


To prepare asparagus, cut off and discard woody ends and chop remaining stalks into bite-size pieces.

In large skillet over high heat, bring water to boil. Add asparagus and cook 2 minutes or until bright green and just soft. Remove from heat, drain water and set aside.

In small skillet over medium-low heat, sauté garlic in olive oil until soft (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and miso, mixing until miso is dissolved. Pour dressing over asparagus, transfer to serving dish, top with walnuts and serve.

Recipe adapted from Clean Food by Terry Walters

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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