Asparagus with Fresh Mozzarella

Make this simple vegetable side dish recipe in fewer than 10 minutes. Thick asparagus halved lengthwise can be used instead of thin spears.

Asparagus with Fresh Mozzarella
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Makes:
4 servings
Serving Size:
1 side-dish serving
Prep:
5 mins
Cook:
3 mins
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Asparagus with Fresh Mozzarella

Ingredients
1
pound thin asparagus spears
4
ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut or torn into pieces
 
Salt
 
Freshly ground pepper
 
Fresh lemon verbena leaves or 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Directions

  1. Break off woody bases of asparagus. Rinse asparagus. Drain.
  2. Place a steamer basket in a large skillet. Add enough water to come just below the bottom of the basket. Bring to boiling. Place asparagus evenly in steamer basket. Cover. Steam for 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer asparagus to an 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Top with cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Broil 4 inches from heat for 1 minute or until cheese melts. Top with verbena. Makes 4 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Asparagus with Fresh Mozzarella)
    Per serving:
  • 99 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 22 mg chol.,
  • 150 mg sodium,
  • 2 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 8 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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