Fresh Asparagus with Lemon

Fresh Asparagus with Lemon

(makes 12 servings)

3 pounds (1.4 kg) fresh asparagus, trimmed
1/3 cup (80 ml) fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon (15 ml) finely grated lemon zest
freshly ground pepper to taste

  1. Place the asparagus in a steamer basket over a pot of simmering water. Steam, covered, until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.
  2. Sprinkle with lemon juice and lemon zest. Season with pepper and serve at once.

Per serving: 24 calories (6% calories from fat), 2 g protein, trace total fat (0 saturated fat), 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable