Asparagus with Fresh Tomato Garnish

Asparagus with Fresh Tomato Garnish

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

This quick raw “tomato sauce” makes a beautiful, elegant topping for asparagus spears. This is a great dish for entertaining because it will be just as delicious warm or room temperature.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound asparagus, steamed
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Put asparagus in a steamer basket, place in the pan, cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, shallot, oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Serve the asparagus topped with the tomato garnish.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 59 calories; 4.0 g fat(1.0 g sat); 2.0 g fiber; 6.0 g carbohydrates; 2.0 g protein; 93.0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3.0 g sugars; 0.0 g added sugars; 1075.0 IU vitamin A; 13.0 mg vitamin C; 19.0 mg calcium; 1.0 mg iron; 84 mg sodium; 292.0 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (23% daily value), Vitamin A (22% dv), Vitamin C (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

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