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Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Calling all asparagus lovers! With just four ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, this low-carb side is the quintessential asparagus dish! Roasting really brings out the flavor of this peak-season veggie.
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Ingredients

Preparation time:
10 minutes

Directions

Yield:
4 servings

Serving size:
1/4 of the recipe

Preheat oven broiler. Snap tough ends off asparagus, then rinse and drain asparagus well. Place asparagus in a zip-top bag and drizzle evenly with oil. Seal bag tightly and shake gently to coat asparagus with oil.

Place asparagus in a single layer in a 9″ x 13″ pan. Broil 5 inches from the heat source with the oven or broiler door cracked. After 2 minutes, pull the pan out and shake pan or use tongs to turn asparagus over. Return to the oven and broil 2–3 minutes more, or until crisp-tender. Watch closely and remove if asparagus begins to brown.

Sprinkle lightly with salt and lemon zest, then divide into 4 equal servings.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 21 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 40 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 vegetable.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.

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