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Asparagus with Gremolata Sauce

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Asparagus with Gremolata Sauce
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  • Makes: 6 servings

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 cup asparagus (washed and trimmed)
  • 2 tablespoon margarine (or butter)
  • 2 teaspoon lemon peel (grated)
  • 1 garlic clove (large, minced)
  • 2 tablespoon 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

Source: Cornell University Cooperative Extension,
Eat Smart New York!

Nutrition Information

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

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