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Herbed Asparagus

EDR Herbed Asparagus OR
5 Min

Herbed Asparagus is the perfect fresh veggie side to go along with a juicy steak, and is sure to be a regular request at dinner time!

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cup reduced-fat Italian dressing
  • 1/2 of a small red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, finely chopped (optional)

What to Do

  1. Fill a soup pot with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the asparagus, cover, and steam for 4 to 6 minutes, or until fork-tender. Remove the asparagus and plunge it into a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.

  2. In a 9- x 13-inch baking dish, combine the Italian dressing, red pepper, parsley, and chives; mix well.

  3. Remove the asparagus from the water, drain well, and add to the baking dish, coating it completely with the dressing mixture.

  4. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Just before serving, sprinkle with the chopped egg, if desired.


Did you know… that the best way to trim fresh asparagus is by holding each spear and breaking off the stem end at the exact point where the tender part meets the tough part? It's something you can actually feel, so go ahead and get snapping!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 47
  • Calories from Fat 19
  • Total Fat 2.1g 3 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.2g 1 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0 0 %
  • Protein 2.7g 5 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 1.8mg 1 %
  • Sodium 325mg 14 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 6.1g 2 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10 %
  • Sugars 3.7g 0 %

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