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Spicy Asparagus Spears

Photo: Wendell Webber
Yield Makes 4 servings
Spice up seasonal asparagus with red pepper flakes for a versatile side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound trimmed asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 peeled and thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • Salt, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 17 mg
  • calories 45
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • carbohydrate 3 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • fat 4 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • iron 1 mg
  • protein 1 mg
  • satfat 1 g
  • sodium 8 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until just tender. Drain.

    Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté the garlic cloves until softened but not browned. Add the asparagus and sprinkle with salt and red pepper flakes. Sauté 2 to 3 minutes.