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Asparagus with Fresh Mozzarella

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 side-dish serving
Prep 5 mins Cook 3 mins
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 99,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 22,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 8,
  • vit. A (RE) 82,
  • vit. C (mg) 18,
  • sodium (mg) 150,
  • calcium (mg) 162,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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