~ Skinny Sauteed Asparagus ~

Cassie *


This is a recipe I came up with for my weight watchers diet. I love asparagus and I happened to have some white on hand. I find it to not be as flavorful as the green version, so I spiced it up a bit and added great flavor with the garlic and red onion, topping off with a good balsamic vinegar. Asparagus has no points, so the only points I added was the oil. I made a meal out of this. Yum!

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1 Tbsp
chicken bouillon powder
2 c
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
- 3 grinds fresh black pepper
1/2 tsp
1 bunch
white or green asparagus
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 clove
garlic, minced or could use garlic paste in tube ( chunky would be best )
1 tsp
parsley paste
1/8 - 1/4 tsp
red pepper flakes - optional and to taste
1 Tbsp
red onion, chopped small
of a good balsamic vinegar


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1Trim tough bottoms of asparagus ( About 2 inches ) maybe more depending how big your asparagus is.

In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water, salt, garlic powder and bullion to a boil.

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2Once boiling add the asparagus and spread out evenly so it cooks evenly. Lower heat to simmer and simmer for 4 -5 minutes or until crisp tender.

Immediately rinse with cold water or add to ice bath, to stop cooking process. Drain well.

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3In same skillet, over medium heat add oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, red onion and parsley. Swirl around and cook a few seconds.

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4Add asparagus and saute until starting to brown some and vegetables are tender. Tossing to coat with onion/ garlic mixture. I also re seasoned with some salt & pepper.

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5Plate, salt and pepper and drizzle with balsamic if desire.


About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy