Introduction

This week we're talking local produce and Asparagus is one of our favorites to eat when it's available locally. Here's a lovely recipe that you can serve hot or cold.

To make this a complete meal, just add your favorite protein.

Servings: 8 Prep Time: 20 mins Serving Size: Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons pine nuts
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Nutrition Profile

Calories: 95

Fat: 8g Protein: 3g Carbs: 4g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g

Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 294mg

Notes

Looking to add more fibrous carbs? Try peas, artichokes, fennel, arugula or spinach!

Nutritional Yeast is a wonderful way to add a cheesy flavor to your meals without adding a lot of unnecessary calories or fat. Nutritional yeast is dairy-free (and usually gluten-free), and contains zero sugar and absolutely no soy!

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°.

Place the asparagus, tomatoes and pine nuts on a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.

Mix 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, salt and pepper; add to asparagus and toss to coat.

Bake 15-20 minutes or just until asparagus is tender.

Drizzle with remaining oil and the lemon juice

Sprinkle with nutritional yeast (optional) and lemon zest. Toss to combine.