Thanksgiving side dishes can be loaded with extra calories. Instead of high carb, high fat, high calorie mashed potatoes, try this light and healthy side dish for the holiday. You'll be thankful that you did.
1 pound asparagus spears
1 tablespoon olive oil or margarine
1/8 teaspoon dried basil crushed
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano crushed
1 teaspoon lemon juice
To prepare fresh asparagus, wash and scrape off scales. Snap off and discard the woody bases.
Meanwhile, place a steamer basket in a medium saucepan. Add water to just below basket. Bring water to boiling. Add asparagus to steamer basket. Cover and steam for 5 to 8 minutes or till tender.
Meanwhile heat oil or margarine, basil, oregano, and dash pepper. Cook and stir over medium till heated through or till margarine melts. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice.
Transfer asparagus to a serving platter. Drizzle with lemon mixture.
Makes 4 servings.
Preparation Time: IO min. Cooking Time: 5 min.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING: 9g protein 5g carbohydrate 4g fat 0mg cholesterol 5mg sodium 358mg potassium -No Cholesterol -Low Sodium