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Roasted Asparagus with balsamic vinegar and feta cheese
·1.5 lbs (650 grams) Asparagus Spears
·1 tbsp olive oil
·1 tsp minced garlic
·2 tsp balsamic vinegar
·¼ tsp each salt and freshly ground black pepper
·¼ cup crumbled light feta cheese or freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Trim tough ends off asparagus.
2.Spray a small baking pan with cooking spray. Arrange asparagus in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic. Mix asparagus around a bit to make sure they’re well coated with oil and garlic (use your hands for this….it’s the easiest way)
3.Roast for about 8-10 minutes, depending on thickness of asparagus. Be careful not to overcook them. Soggy asparagus is no fun and no yum!
4.Arrange cooked asparagus on a serving plate. Sprinkle with vinegar, salt and pepper. Top with crumbled feta and serve immediately.
Recipe Tip: You can substitute fresh whole green beans for the asparagus.
Makes 6 servings
55 calories, 3.5 g total fat (1.1 saturated fat) 3 g protein, 5g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 4 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium
1.Whisk together all marinade ingredients iin a small bowl. Place chicken breasts in a large, heavy duty, resealable plastic bag. Add marinade and seal bag. Turn bag several times to coat chicken with marinade. Marinate at least 4 hours, or overnight if possible.
2.Preheat grill to medium setting. Remove chicken from marinade and place on a grill rack that has been lightly brushed with oil. Grill for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in the centre. Be careful not to burn the chicken. (You can brush the chicken with extra marinade as long a you boil the marinade first to kill any bacteria.) Sprinkle chicken with toasted sesame seeds before serving.
Makes 4 servings
248 calories, 3.3 g total fat (0.7 g saturated fat), 41 g protein, 7 g carbohydrate, 0.4g fiber, 99mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium
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