University of Illinois Extension

Asparagus in Lemon Sauce

Asparagus in Lemon Sauce

This recipe is so easy and delicious. Just the thing to fit into your busy day.

2 pounds fresh asparagus, tough ends broken off
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon peel
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1. Cut asparagus into 2-inch pieces. Bring two cups water to a boil over high heat. Add asparagus reduce heat and simmer until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

2. In same saucepan, combine olive oil, lemon peel and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Toss with warm asparagus. Serve warm. Garnish with lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 10 servings per recipe; ½ cup serving size; 90 calories (60 calories from fat) 7g total fat; 0 cholesterol; 0 sodium; 7g carbohydrate; 3g dietary fiber; 3g protein