Description Edit

One of the best ways to cook fresh asparagus is to lightly steam it, then toss it with gremolata (or gremolada), a lively mixture of parsley, lemon zest and garlic.

  • Contributed by Healthy Recipes For diabetic Friends Y-Group
  • Source: The American Heart Association No-Fad Diet: a Personal Plan For Healthy Weight Loss, 2007 by The American Heart Association.
  • Serves 4; about 6 spears per serving

Ingredients Edit

  • 1 lb fresh medium asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp salt-free all-purpose seasoning

Gremolata Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Put the asparagus in a steamer basket.
  2. Sprinkle with the all-purpose seasoning.
  3. Steam for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender-crisp.
  4. Drain well.
  5. Place in a serving bowl and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Gremolata Edit

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the gremolata ingredients.
  2. Pour over the asparagus.
  3. Toss gently to coat.

Cook's Tip Edit

When using fresh asparagus, discard about the bottom 1 inch of the stalk ends (breaking where the stalk bends).

Nutritional information Edit

Per Serving:

  • 33 Calories | 0g Total Fat | 0g Saturated | 0g Polyunsaturated | 0g Monounsaturated | 0 mg cholesterol | 2 mg sodium, | 6g Carbs | 3g Fiber | 3g sugar | 3g Protein
  • Dietary Exchanges: 1 Vegetable
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