Asparagus with Gremolata

Serves 6

Asparagus Gremolata is a lemony veggie treat that tantalizes the tastebuds with every delicious bite! Low in calories and high in nutrition, this vegetable side dish pairs well with just about any dish, for example my Curry Scented Salmon with Grape Salsa!

What You’ll Need:

A Large Pan with a Cover
A Saute Pan
A Micro Plane
A Sharp Kitchen Knife
A Citrus Press
A Small Mixing Bowl


2 LB Asparagus Spears, Trimmed
1 Lemon
2 Tsp Garlic, Minced
1/4 Cup Parsley, Chopped
2 Tsp Olive Oil (lemon olive oil is nice)
1 Tsp Sea Salt, Split

How To Put It Together:

1) Make the gremolata: Into a small bowl, grate the lemon zest; squeeze the juice of the same lemon into the bowl. Add the minced garlic, chopped parsley and sea salt; stir until well combined. Set the bowl aside so the flavors can marry.
2) Fill a pan large enough to hold the asparagus three-quarters full with water; add half a teaspoon sea salt. Place the pan over medium-high heat; bring it to a boil. Add the trimmed asparagus; cover the pan and return the water to a boil for two minutes or until the asparagus are bright green in color. Place a pan on the burner directly next to the asparagus pan over medium heat. Using tongs, transfer the asparagus to the dry pan. Add the gremolata on top and turn the asparagus until it is well combined with the gremolata. Remove the pan from the heat.
3) Serve and enjoy!


Nina’s Tasty Tip:

Gremolata is delicious with not only asparagus but with green beans, broccoli. or sliced tomatoes. It also delicious atop grilled chicken or fish; it’s very versatile so play with it in your kitchen


40 Calories
4 grams Protein
8 Grams Total Carbohydrate
4 Grams Dietary Fiber
3 Grams Sugar
2 Grams of Total Fat
0 Grams Saturated Fat
0 Grams Trans Fats
0 Grams Cholesterol
130% RDA of Vitamin K
43% RDA Vitamin C
27% RDA Vitamin A
20% RDA Folate
19% RDA Iron
17% RDA Copper
15% RDA Thiamin
13% RDA Riboflavin
13% RDA Manganese
10% RDA Vitamin E
• Glycemic Load 4