~ Skinny Sauteed Asparagus ~

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Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

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!

Rating:

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Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Saute

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp
    chicken bouillon powder
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2
    - 3 grinds fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 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
  • drizzle
    of a good balsamic vinegar

How to Make ~ Skinny Sauteed Asparagus ~

Step-by-Step

  1. Trim 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.
  2. Once 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.
  3. In same skillet, over medium heat add oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, red onion and parsley. Swirl around and cook a few seconds.
  4. Add 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.
  5. Plate, salt and pepper and drizzle with balsamic if desire.

    Enjoy!

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About ~ Skinny Sauteed Asparagus ~

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



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