Asparagus w/Lemon Sauce

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Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • 20 medium asparagus stalks, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise, fat-free
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/16 tsp salt
Place 1 inch of water in a 4-quart sauce pan with lid. Place a steamer basket inside pot and add asparagus. Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce to medium heat and cook for an additional 5 minutes (until asparagus is easily pierced with a sharp knife). While asparagus cooks, grate lemon zest into a small bowl. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Use the back of a spoon to press out extra juice and remove pits. Add mayonnaise, parsley, pepper and salt. Stir well and set aside. When the asparagus is tender, remove from pot. Place asparagus in a serving bowl. Drizzle lemon sauce evenly over the asparagus. Serve.
Serves: 4
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Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 25
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
% of Calories from Fat: 0%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 0%
Protein: 2g
Carbohydrates: 5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sodium: 100mg
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin K, and a good source of vitamins A and C, folate and iron.

Recipe adapted from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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