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Healthy Sides: Rosemary Lemon Asparagus

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Healthy Sides: Rosemary Lemon Asparagus
This simple and zesty side dish is easy to make and is a great complement to any dinner entree. Asparagus isn’t just everyone’s favorite spring delicacy: it’s also a nutritional powerhouse, with vitamins K, C, E, B1 and B2, iron, folate, potassium, even zinc and protein. It’s also a well-known diuretic guaranteed to help you feel trim and de-bloated. When choosing asparagus, look for stems that are vibrant, green, and moist, rather than dry or wrinkly. The thickness of asparagus is really a matter of personal preference. Some people love them thin, and others love the heartiness and “meatiness” of thick asparagus, but they can be tender and juicy either way. For this recipe, I used my own rosemary infused olive oil for an effortlessly gourmet dish.

Rosemary Lemon Asparagus

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Prep Time: 05 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Large Bunch Asparagus
  • 1-2 Tbsp Rosemary Infused Olive Oil
  • 1 Cut in half Lemon
  • To taste Salt
  • To taste Pepper
  • To taste Garlic powder

Directions

1. Wash the asparagus bunch and pat dry. Cut 2 inches off the end of the asparagus and set aside.
2. In a medium size saucepan, heat the 2 Tbsp. of “Rosemary Infused Olive Oil’ over medium heat.
3. Add the asparagus to the pan and cook for 6-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus. Use a wooden spoon to ensure the asparagus is cooked evenly.
4. After asparagus is finished cooking, take the two lemon halves and squeeze the juice over the cooked asparagus. I suggest using a fine strainer to catch the lemon seeds.
5. For finishing touches, season with added salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste.
6. Bon appetit!

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Alexandra Sirocky

Alexandra Sirocky

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Alexandra Sirocky is a freelance writer, yoga instructor and holistic nutrition coach based out of Phoenix, AZ. Growing up Italian, Alexandra fell in love with the art of cooking & the process of growing a garden at a young age. Alexandra’s passions include art, culture, travel, photography, exotic teas, vintage fashion & learning to long board. Follow Alexandra on Instagram @nom_yogi.
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