Preheat oven broiler. Place asparagus in a baking dish and drizzle evenly with olive oil. Using a fork, turn asparagus spears over in dish to coat evenly with olive oil. Broil asparagus 4–5 inches from broiler for 4–6 minutes, or until crisp-tender when pierced with a fork; broil with the oven door closed, but keep a watch over cooking process, as oil can spatter. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Calories: 29 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Cholesterol: <1 mg, Sodium: 10 mg
Exchanges per serving: 1 nonstarchy vegetable.
This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.