• 1 pound asparagus


  1. Try to select medium-size asparagus. Break off tough ends and discard. Wash stalks in cold water.
  2. Place a steamer basket in a skillet or pot and fill with enough water until it just touches the bottom of the steamer basket. Place over high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Add asparagus and cover. Steam for 5 to 8 minutes, or until tender, depending on the thickness of spears.
  4. Remove asparagus with tongs and drain.
  5. Serve immediately, at room temperature, or very slightly cooled.


Serving size: 4 ounces Asparagus or 1/4 of recipe

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings

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Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 23
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 2 milligrams
Protein: 2.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 5 grams

Diabetic Exchanges

1 Vegetable