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Asparagus Side Dish

Posted in: Nutrition, Recipes
By Dr. Pantea Etminan, NHD
Oct 22, 2010 - 12:28:41 PM

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Enjoy some asparagus alongside your meal. It is one of richest sources of folate, which helps to keep blood levels of homocysteine, an amino acid, balanced. Beside that it is good source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber, making it a great veggie to include in your diet plan. It is low in caloric count (25 calories per serving), so go ahead and enjoy this yummy veggie with delight. Including Asparagus in your regular meal plan can help prevent cancer, heart disease and hypertension. You could add to many dishes or have it along side your meal. Can't go wrong with some asparagus!


  • One bunch asparagus
  • 2 table spoon garlic powder
  • 1 table spoon mustard powder
  • 1 table spoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated
  • water


  1. First, mix garlic, all spice and mustard powder with grated lemon peel in a small bowl. Add couple of table spoons of water or lemon juice to the dry mixture and mix. Set aside.
  2. Wash asparagus and cut the tough ends. Toss with the spice mixture and place in a pan, large enough to fit it length wise. Place some water in it for steaming.
  3. Steam for 15 minutes or until desired doneness.

You could eat just like this or add some fresh lemon juice to it. Fantastic. Enjoy.

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