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Lemon-Glazed Asparagus

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Lemon and honey add a sweet and tangy flavor to this easy asparagus side dish - ready in 20 minutes.

Ingredients

1 1/2
pounds fresh asparagus spears
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
tablespoon honey
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1/4
cup water
1
teaspoon cornstarch

Directions

  • 1 Trim asparagus; cut spears diagonally in half. Place 3 inches water in 4-quart Dutch oven. Heat to boiling. Add asparagus; reduce heat. Cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; place in serving bowl.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat butter, honey and lemon juice in 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted.
  • 3 Mix 1/4 water and the cornstarch in small bowl. Stir into lemon mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until bubbly and thickened. Pour glaze over asparagus.

Expert Tips

Store asparagus as you would cut flowers. Trim the base of each stalk and place upright in a container of water. Or, wrap ends in wet paper towels and a plastic bag and refrigerate for up to a week.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
6g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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