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Asparagus with Lemon

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 4


    • 2 lb asparagus, tough ends trimmed
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp lemon juice


Place asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover saucepan, and steam 5 minutes or until bright green and tender. Rinse asparagus under cold water, and drain thoroughly. Combine oil and lemon juice in a bowl. Pour over asparagus. Season with pepper to taste.

Serve at room temperature if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus with Lemon  
Serving Size 1/4 of recipe
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 5g  
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 0
Meat 0
Fruit 0
Vegetable 2
Milk 0
Fat 0
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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