Recipe By: Jessica K. Black, N.D.
Make this for: Snack
Category: Appetizers
This Recipe Makes: 4 Serving(s)

Lemon is a great flavor to add to most dishes, and the nutmeg adds a surprising sweetness to the asparagus.

What you’ll need
2 bunch(es) asparagus (about 1 pound)1 med lemon with juice squeezed out (keep the juice, throw away lemon)3 tbsp. olive oil1/2 tsp. sea salt1/4 tsp. black pepper1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg1 tbsp. ground cashews (for garnish)

Step 1
Wash the asparagus, cut off the ends, and steam until the stems are cooked but still a little firm.
Step 2
Mix together in a bowl lemon juice, oil, sea salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Arrange the asparagus on a serving dish and drizzle with the lemon juice mixture.
Step 3
Garnish with ground cashews and serve immediately.
Step 4
SUBSTITUTIONS: You could try this recipe with green beans.

Diabetic Exchanges
Non-Starchy Vegetables: 1 1/2Fat: 2