A Heart-Healthy Vegetable Recipe
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ lbs. fresh asparagus, ends removed and cut into 2-inch pieces
- 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
In a large saucepan, cook the onion and garlic in olive oil until the onion is golden and starting to brown. Rinse the asparagus and add to the onions. Mix well, cover, and cook on medium-low for about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and pepper. Cover and cook about 40 minutes, until asparagus is soft and tomatoes have dissolved into a sauce. Stir in lemon juice.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories 170, Fat 14g, Sodium 20mg, Carbohydrate 10g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 3g