Healthy Recipe of the Week
Asparagus is ready for spring fling!
Look for asparagus at your local farmers markets. Seek out spears with dry, tight tips. Try to find a bunch that has similar-sized stalks so they will all be done cooking at the same time.
lAsparagus contains 2 grams of fiber, a healthy serving of vitamin C, and 1/3 of the day’s folate and vitamin K for each half cup of cooked asparagus. All for only 20 calories!
- 1 pound Asparagus (thick-stemmed)
- 1 tablespoon Water
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Butter
- 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce (low-sodium recommended)
In a sauté pan over high heat, cook asparagus in water, olive oil, butter, and soy sauce until bright green and charred in spots (about 2 – 3 minutes).
Yields: 4 servings
Center for Science in the Public Interest. (2021, April). Nutrition Action Health Letter.