Lemon-Ginger Asparagus Recipe

Looking for an easy Lemon-Ginger Asparagus recipe? Learn how to make Lemon-Ginger Asparagus using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mpkatz

Makes 4 servings



This lemon-ginger marinade is also excellent with broccoli rabe, a bold-tasting member of the broccoli family. Cook it as you would the asparagus. 0 Points

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon-Ginger Asparagus

1 1/2 pound asparagus, tough ends snapped off
2 tbsp fat-free chicken broth, use a highly-flavored broth if possible
1/2 tsp ginger root, freshly grated
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp scallion(s), minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Recipe Directions for Lemon-Ginger Asparagus

  1. Bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a boil in a medium skillet. Place asparagus in skillet, reduce heat to medium and cook until asparagus are crisp-tender, about 6 to 8 minutes; drain well.

  2. Place asparagus in a large glass bowl. In a cup, combine broth, ginger, lemon juice, scallion, salt and pepper; pour over asparagus. Set aside for 30 minutes to marinate. Yields 1/4 of asparagus per serving.

Categories

Vegetables, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 181.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
37
Calories from Fat
2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.2g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
173mg
7%
Potassium
358mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
6.9g
2%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
3.9g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 4% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • Very high in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in pantothenic acid
  • Very high in phosphorus
  • Very high in potassium
  • Very high in riboflavin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  • High in vitamin E
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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