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Asparagus with Gremolata Sauce

Asparagus with Gremolata Sauce

69 Ratings
69 Ratings
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Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Asparagus has folate, fiber, as well as vitamins A, C, E, and K. It also has antioxidants, so treat yourself to this dish knowing that you are feeding your body with some important nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups asparagus (washed and trimmed)
  • 2 tablespoons margarine (or butter)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon peel (grated)
  • 1 garlic clove (large, minced)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)

Directions

1. Cook asparagus in a large pot of boiling water until tender, about 4 minutes.

2. Drain: rinse with cold water to cool quickly, and drain again.

3. Pat dry; wrap in a paper towel and then plastic wrap and refrigerate.

4. Melt margarine in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.

5. Add lemon peel and garlic and stir for 30 seconds.

6. Add asparagus and toss to coat.

7. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Sauté until asparagus is heated through and coated with Gremolata sauce, about 3 minutes.

8. Transfer to platter. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Notes

Learn more about:

Source:

Cornell University Cooperative Extension,
Eat Smart New York!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 6 ounces (158g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 49
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 18
Iron 1
Potassium 144
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 49
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 18
Potassium 144
Sodium 3 mg
Copper 130
Iron 1
Magnesium 10
Phosphorus 36
Selenium 2
Vitamins
Vitamin A 64 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 7 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 32 mcg
Folate 36 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 12 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/2 cups

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I have substituted this recipes for the more calorie laden cheese sauce and asparagus and my family enjoy it just as much
03/05/10
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