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Asparagus in Vinaigrette with Walnuts Recipe

Atkins Asparagus in Vinaigrette with Walnuts
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Easy
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.









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  • 1/4 cup, chopped English Walnuts
  • 1 lb Asparagus
  • 1/4 small Onions
  • 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 individual packet Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 cup Spring Mix Salad


To toast nuts, place them on a baking sheet in a preheated 325°F oven, turning them after 3 minutes. Bake for another 3 to 6 minutes, checking frequently to avoid burning. You can substitute almonds for walnuts, if you prefer. To make this dish suitable for Induction, simply eliminate the walnuts.
  1. Steam asparagus until crisp-tender, about 4-7 minutes, depending upon size. Drain, and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Combine finely diced white onion, vinegar, mustard, sugar substitute, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Gradually whisk in oil.
  3. Divide lettuce on 4 plates; arrange asparagus on top and drizzle with vinaigrette. Sprinkle with walnuts and additional salt and pepper, if desired.

Cooking Tip

Having a party? When planning your low carb spread, think about which dishes you can make in advance and which need fresh ingredients that day.

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.