Now that the holiday season is over a lot of us want to get rid of some excess weight. Here is a low calorie recipe that tastes good and will help you to achieve your goal.
Asparagus is a delicious vegetable that can be prepared many ways, from soups to spreads to being eaten alone. This healthy low calorie recipe is for asparagus leaves. It has a rich flavor and an unbeatable taste.
Asparagus has a unique taste when dipped in lemon juice as used in this recipe. There is no need for butter or added fat here.
The garlic also adds a bold flavor and provides great antioxidants for this dish that can be served as a snack or side dish to any meal.
- 1 whole asparagus
- 1 cup white onion, chopped
- 1 small Roma tomato, diced
- 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, diced
Take a whole asparagus and chop off the rough parts. Wash the vegetable thoroughly.
Cut the asparagus leaves off, one by one. Place them into a small saucepan with just a pinch of salt and cold water.
Add 2 garlic cloves to the water and asparagus. Cook this vegetable on high heat. Boil it for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and place the asparagus leaves on a large serving platter.
Next, chop up the white onion and tomato. Put spoonfuls of tomato and onion on each asparagus leaf. Remember to spoon out the garlic cloves that you put in to boil the asparagus.
Put garlic on each leaf. This recipe calls for fresh squeezed lemon juice. Lemon juice from a bottle may be used. Squeeze lemon juice all over each asparagus leaf. If you desire butter for dipping the asparagus in, use low fat or fat free butter. This dipping method is optional.
More onion and tomato may be used in this recipe or different toppings and seasonings. You can experiment to find the perfect taste for your asparagus leaves.