Asparagus is a vegetable that is packed with nutrients including fiber, folate and vitamin A. In this recipe, garlic gives the dish a unique flavor and added health benefits, as garlic contains allium compounds, which have been linked with anti-cancer activity. This dish is easy to make and can be added as a side to any meal!
- 1 lb. fresh asparagus (medium width)*
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Lemon wedges, as garnish
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
- Rinse asparagus and break off tough ends.
- In shallow roasting pan, place asparagus and coat with oil.
- Sprinkle with garlic and salt and pepper, to taste.
- Roast uncovered for 6-10 minutes (depending on width of spears). Shake pan occasionally to mix. Serve with lemon wedges.
*Fresh or frozen asparagus may be used. If using frozen asparagus do not defrost and skip step 2 in directions.
This recipe is reprinted from The New American Plate Cookbook, which features 200 mouth-watering recipes and color photos. It is available from bookstores and online booksellers. Proceeds from sales fund cancer research.
This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:
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