ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Asparagus with Lemon-Parmesan Breadcrumbs

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lindsey Lower

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces)

A quick hit with lemon, Parmesan, and crunchy panko breadcrumbs under the broiler and voila! An instant side dish favorite (perfect for any spring table), ready in minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon melted unsalted butter

Nutrition Information

  • calories 85
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 1.4 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 214 mg
  • calcium 87 mg
  • sugars 3 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to HIGH; arrange rack about 4 inches from heating element.

  2. Arrange asparagus on a foil-lined baking sheet. Coat asparagus with cooking spray.

  3. Broil asparagus 8 minutes or until almost tender, stirring once.

  4. Combine panko, Parmesan cheese, lemon rind, canola oil, pepper, and salt in a bowl. Sprinkle panko mixture over asparagus. Broil 2 minutes; drizzle with lemon juice and melted butter.