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Simple, Low-Calorie Oven Roasted Asparagus

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  • 1 bundle of asparagus (about 16 medium spears)
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt free seasoning (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 
  • 1 lemon wedge (1/8th of a lemon)
  • Kosher salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Rinse asparagus and pat dry. Cut off the woody ends.
  2. Put the asparagus and pepper strips in bowl and drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle with pepper and seasoning; toss again to evenly distribute seasonings and oil.
  4. Spread asparagus evenly on a baking sheet in a single later. Roast the asparagus in the upper third of the oven 10- to 12 minutes, depending upon thickness. 
  5. Squeeze lemon over asparagus, and if desired, lightly season with Kosher salt.

Tip: Try placing asparagus in plastic sealable bag with oil for several hours before cooking (or overnight) to enhance flavor.

Nutritional Analysis
Serves: 4

Calories: 37        
Fiber: 2 g
Fat: 2 g        
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g        
Protein: 2 g        
Cholesterol: 0 mg              
Sodium: 9 mg

Recipe provided by Kathy Duran-Thal, RDN, LD, Cooper Clinic Nutrition.