Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I eat veggies too

Roasted Asparagus with Shaved Parmesan
Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook Copyright 2006

1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
½ teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons shaved fresh Parmesan

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Toss asparagus with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place in a single layer on a nonstick baking sheet.
3. Bake at 425 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender and lightly browned.
4. Place asparagus on a serving platter; sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 4 servings (about 8 spears) Per serving: 0 points, 30 calories, 1.5 gms fat, 2.5 gms protein, 2.7 gms carbs, 1.4 gms Fiber, 3 mg chol, 200 mg sodium, 53 mg calcium

I know I don't post that many side dishes because side dishes are usually quite simple in our house, not really requiring a recipe. This recipe is so simple, you can hardly call it a recipe but it was in a cookbook so here it is. I've roasted asparagus before but I never thought to throw some lemon juice on it. The Parmesan is really just icing on the cake here - the asparagus is tasty without it too. 'Shaved' Parmesan may be a bit classier, but I think grated Parmesan would have been more functional.

This is a new Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook. I'm not positive but it looks like it comes out once each year. I saw this on the magazine rack and grabbed it, even though it was $10, since this isn't going to show up on a discount rack anywhere and I really liked the recipes in last year's version.

Question of the Day: What are the last five fruits or veggies you've eaten?


The Cookbook Junkie said...

Onions, plums, strawberries, carrots and celery (I ate the asparagus two days ago).

Randi said...

wow, thats hard. Cabbage in last nights cole slaw, lettuce on my sandwich at lunch, an orange for a snack. Wow, thats hardly anything. The day before I made a big salad that had romaine, cuckes, peppers, and carrots in it. I try to have an orange every day. I'm on this cara cara orange kick. Those are so good.

Wanda said...

Onions and mushrooms (last night), and tomatoes, peppers (on a pizza for lunch yesterday), lettuce (on a wrap two days ago).

Either my memory is really blank, or I REALLY need to eat more fruits and veggies!!!

Heather said...

apples, carrots, tomatoes, onions, and green beans. Not too shabby I would suppose!

Anonymous said...

This looks really good.I love asparagus.