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Sides for the Holidays: Blue Cheese Asparagus Recipe

It’s getting closer and closer to the holiday season, which means that food is definitely something that’s on your mind. Side dishes are a huge part of these big celebrations. Michelle Fagone, author of “I LOVE MY INSTANT POT” GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE BOOK, shares her blue cheese asparagus recipe! 

What better complement to a grilled filet mignon than this Blue Cheese Asparagus! Look for bright green stalks with firm buds—so simple yet elegant. Coupled with a sexy date, a glass of Cabernet, and some sultry music, this is a meal meant for love.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound asparagus spears, woody ends trimmed and discarded
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts

Steps: 

  1. Add water to the Instant Pot®. Place asparagus evenly in steamer basket and place basket in pot. Lock lid.
  2. Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button and adjust cook time to 1 minute. Quick release pressure until float valve drops and then unlock lid.
  3. Transfer asparagus to a serving dish and toss with oil and vinegar. Garnish with blue cheese and walnuts. Serve warm.

Hands-On Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

For more great gluten-free recipes, pick up a copy of THE “I LOVE MY INSTANT POT” GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE BOOK by Michelle Fagone!

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Excerpted from THE “I LOVE MY INSTANT POT” GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE BOOK by Michelle Fagone. Copyright © 2018 by the author. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

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