Treat your family to a 'special' side dish with very little effort.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 6 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 teaspoon butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3/4 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
Place asparagus in a skillet; sprinkle with salt if desired. Add 1/2 in. of water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt butter; add lemon juice and sesame seeds. Drain asparagus; drizzle with the butter mixture.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving (prepared with margarine and without salt) equals 71 calories, 47 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 5 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 5 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.© 2002 Reiman Media Group, Inc.