Tuesday, February 3, 2009

LOW CARB Asparagus & Cashews Recipe

Simple asparagus gets crunch from cashews and flavor from a light dressing of sesame oil, marjoram, and lemon juice. This dish goes together fast and is low in calories and carbs.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped toasted cashews, unsalted

Preparation:

Steam the asparagus in a metal steamer over boiling water for about 6 to 7 minutes. Drain.

Combine asparagus with sesame oil, lemon juice, marjoram, and cashews. Serve.

Yield: 6 servings, 1/2 cup each

Nutritional Information (per 1/2 cup serving): 51 cal; 4 g total fat (1 g sat fat); 4 g carb; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugars.
Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable; 1/2 fat.

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