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Asparagus with Parmesan



  • 3/4 pound (360 g) fresh asparagus, woody stems snapped off and discarded
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons (18 g) grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Simmer the asparagus in water to cover until cooked crisp-tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.
  2. Return asparagus to pan and sprinkle with lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Place over medium-high heat, shaking the pan several times, until asparagus is glazed and hot.
  4. Serve at once.

Recipe serves 4.

Per serving: 32 calories (27% calories from fat), 3 g protein, 1 g total fat (0.6 g saturated fat), 4 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 3 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (1 vegetable).

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