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What's a healthy recipe for asparagus?

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  • A , Family Medicine, answered

    Dijon Vinaigrette Asparagus
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds asparagus, tough ends removed - 1/2 cup water
    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup walnuts
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
    • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
    • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

    Directions

    1. Place asparagus in a large skillet; add 1/2 inch of water.
    2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes until crisp-tender.
    3. Drain asparagus and arrange in a shallow dish. 
    4. Combine water, vinegar, walnuts, raisins, mustard and garlic in a food processor or high powered blender, stir in red onion and pour over asparagus. 
    5. Let stand at room temperature for 1-2 hours before serving.
    6. Sprinkle with pine nuts before serving.

    CALORIES 207; PROTEIN 7g; CARBOHYDRATES 28g; TOTAL FAT 8.1g; SATURATED FAT 0.8g;
    SODIUM 42mg; FIBER 6.2g; BETA-CAROTENE 1020mcg; VITAMIN C 14mg; CALCIUM 80mg; IRON 5.8mg; FOLATE 128mcg; MAGNESIUM 63mg; ZINC 1.8mg; SELENIUM 5.9mcg

  • A , Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
    Grilled Asparagus

    1-2 lbs. Asparagus
    2 Tbsp. Olive oil
    Garlic salt
    Fresh ground pepper

    Directions:
    Select the larger stalks that are less likely fall into the coals. Even better, your kids can help out by skewering the stalks together to form "rafts".  Simply brush stalks/rafts with olive oil. Sprinkle the asparagus with garlic salt and fresh pepper. Place straight on a hot grill for about 8 minutes, turning at least once.
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