Rock Asparagus

Added to Recipes on Thu 06/24/2010


4 servings; 38 calories per serving

1 lb asparagus spears, trimmed
1 tsp extra- virgin olive oil
Kosher salt, to taste (optional)
1/4 teaspoon each: dried thyme, oregano, basil and black pepper
Optional garnish: diced tomato


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the asparagus in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or a shallow 3-quart casserole pan with the olive oil, kosher salt if desired, thyme, oregano, basil and black pepper. Arrange asparagus in a single layer in the dish. Bake uncovered 12 to 13 minutes for thin asparagus or 15 to 18 minutes or thick asparagus, or until crisp-tender. Garnish with tomato if desired.

Nutrition Information

Total fat 1.5 g
Saturated fat 0.2 g
Healthy fats 1.1 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Carbohydrates 5 g
Sugar 1.8 g
Protein 2.9 g
Sodium 5 mg
Calcium 27 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Selenium 4 mcg
Potassium 352 mg


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