Oven-Roasted Asparagus With Thyme

Yield: 6 servings
Source: Cooking Light Magazine, September 1997
Comments: Choose the slimmest asparagus available-the slimmest ones are always the most tender.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 pounds asparagus spears
1 large garlic clove, halved
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus; remove scales with a knife or vegetable peeler, if desired. Set aside.
  3. Rub cut sides of garlic over a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; place garlic in dish.
  4. Add asparagus; drizzle with oil. Sprinkle asparagus with salt, thyme, and pepper; toss gently.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring once.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:

Healthy Units: .5 per serving or Core
calories: 62 carbohydrates: 8.3 g cholesterol: 0 mg fat: 2.6 g sodium: 297 mg protein: 4 g calcium: 42 mg iron: 1.8 mg fiber: 3.7 g

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