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Whole Roasted or Grilled Asparagus

 4 servings


1 lb fresh asparagus
2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
Parmesan cheese shavings


  1. Place the asparagus in 1 layer in a large non-stick skillet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Shake pan to coat the asparagus with oil and place over moderate heat. Cook asparagus, shaking pan every few minutes to brown evenly.
  2. Lower heat and cook asparagus (cooking time may vary widely) until crisp tender, around 10 to 15 minutes. Test by poking asparagus stems with a toothpick or knife, or grill asparagus 3 minutes on each side, turning to brown evenly, until crisp tender.
  3. Remove asparagus to a serving dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil. Combine lemon and orange juice and drizzle over asparagus. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds and cheese shavings.


Per serving
Total calories 113
Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 2 g
Sodium 167 mg
Calcium 44 mg

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