Asparagus has many health benefits that you may not be aware of. It contains:
• anti-inflammatory nutrients
• vitamins C and K
• antioxidants
• folate
• fiber

This flavorful recipe makes a delicious side to chicken and fish recipes!

Garlic-and-Lemon-Butter-Asp

Shopping List:
• Asparagus
• 2 1/2 Tablespoons butter
• 2 Cloves garlic, minced
• 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
• Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Lightly steam asparagus for 6-8 minutes. If you don't have a steamer, boil in salted water instead.
2. In a saute pan, melt 1/2 tablespoon butter on medium heat. Add garlic and cook until lightly golden.
3. Add cooked asparagus, lemon juice and the rest of the butter. Cook on low heat for 3-5 minutes.
4. Put asparagus on a plate and drizzle pan juices over it.
5. Serve immediately.

Tipoftheday Always lightly steam asparagus, rather than boil, to preserve the sodium and other minerals.