Roasting preserves the flavor and color of asparagus without making it tough or stringy
1 lb. fresh asparagus (medium width)
2 tsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Lemon wedges, as garnish
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Rinse asparagus and break off tough ends.
In shallow roasting pan, place asparagus and coat with oil. Sprinkle with garlic and salt and pepper, to taste.
Roast uncovered for 6-8 minutes (depending on width of spears), shaking pan occasionally. Serve with lemon wedges.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 47 Calories, 3 g Total Fat (<1 g Saturated Fat), 5 g Carbohydrate,
4 g Protein, 1 g Dietary Fiber, 3 mg Sodium.