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Citrus Asparagus

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For orange sauce
  Reduced fat margarine 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Orange 1 Large, juiced (About 1/3 Cup)
  Balsamic vinegar 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dijon mustard 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Grated orange peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For asparagus
  Olive oil flavored non stick cooking spray 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, diced
  Asparagus 1 Pound, lower half of stalks peeled
  Diced red bell pepper 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. For Orange Sauce, heat margarine in small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes or until soft. Stir in orange juice; bring to a boil. Add vinegar and mustard; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add orange peel. Season to taste with salt, if desired. Reserve and keep warm.
2. For asparagus, spray medium saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add asparagus, bell pepper and water. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 7 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Remove vegetables with slotted spoon to serving dish; serve with reserved Orange Sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 118 Calories from Fat 53

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.1%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 15.1 mg0.6%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.9%

Sugars 9.3 g

Protein 4 g7.2%

Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 106.8%

Calcium 6.1% Iron 14.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Citrus Asparagus Recipe