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Asparagus a la Sweet Lemon

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Nutrition Facts

Makes: 4 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 128.4

Total Fat: 11.3g

Saturated Fat: 1.7g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 290mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 6.2g

Dietary Fiber: 2.6g

Protein: 2.9g

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Make this for: Snack

Category: Appetizers

This Recipe Makes: 4 Serving(s)


Lemon is a great flavor to add to most dishes, and the nutmeg adds a surprising sweetness to the asparagus.

What you'll need

  • 2 bunch(es) asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 1 med lemon with juice squeezed out (keep the juice, throw away lemon)
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. ground cashews (for garnish)


  • Step 1
    Wash the asparagus, cut off the ends, and steam until the stems are cooked but still a little firm.
  • Step 2
    Mix together in a bowl lemon juice, oil, sea salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Arrange the asparagus on a serving dish and drizzle with the lemon juice mixture.
  • Step 3
    Garnish with ground cashews and serve immediately.
  • Step 4
    SUBSTITUTIONS: You could try this recipe with green beans.

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Non-Starchy Vegetables: 1 1/2
  • Fat: 2