Roasted Asparagus With Flax Seed-Walnut Crumble


Start preheating your oven now for this roasted asparagus recipe. Roasting asparagus concentrates the flavor and even brings out its earthy sweetness. While the asparagus is doing its thing in the oven, you’ll be making a flaxseed walnut crumble to dress the crisp tender and bright green spears. The turmeric crumble is packed with omega-3s from the flaxseeds and walnuts. You’ll want to add this healthful topping to more than just asparagus. Use it top other roasted or raw vegetables or mix into a salad.

Roasted Asparagus With Flaxseed Walnut Crumble
A crumble topping made from flaxseed and walnuts (yay, Omega-3s!) tops roasted asparagus in this pretty much hands-off side dish. The nutty and fragrant topping goes well with other fresh or roasted vegetables. Use it to perk up a salad, too! Get the recipe:Roasted Asparagus With Flaxseed Walnut Crumble. Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 5 asparagus spears, 2 Tbsp. crumble)


  • 1 pound fresh, thick asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • Sea salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup walnuts halves

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ¼ cup flax seed meal


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine asparagus, oil, a pinch of salt, and several grinds of pepper on a rimmed baking sheet; toss to coat. Roast in preheated oven until tender-crisp and bright green, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Toss together walnuts, coconut oil, turmeric, and a pinch of salt and pepper on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Toast at 400°F until fragrant, 4 to 6 minutes. Let cool, about 5 minutes.

  3. Combine walnut mixture, flax seed meal, and a dash of salt in a food processor, and pulse until crumbs form (mixture should look like bread crumbs). Sprinkle ½ cup crumble on top of asparagus; reserve remaining crumble for another use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
12g Fat
6g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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