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Chilled Asparagus with Parmesan

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon preshredded fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 25
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • fat 0.7 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 2.2 g
  • carbohydrate 3.4 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 72 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus; arrange spokelike on a 12-inch round glass platter with stems toward outside of platter. Cover with plastic wrap, turning back a small portion of edge to vent. Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes, turning dish once.

  2. While asparagus cooks, combine lemon juice and remaining 3 ingredients.

  3. Drain asparagus, and plunge into ice water until chilled. Drain well and place on serving platter. Pour juice mixture over asparagus, and chill thoroughly.

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