By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Asparagus should be cooked until it is al dente, which takes only a few minutes.

Number of servings

Serves 4

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  2. 2 cups morel or other mushrooms, cut into quarters
  3. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  4. 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  5. Zest of one lemon
  6. 1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl or large sealable food bag. Toss to coat. Let marinate for 1 to 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Turn on broiler to high. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, turning vegetables over once or until lightly browned.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :1 cup

  • Total carbohydrate 8 g
  • Sodium 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 0.2 g
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Protein 4 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 1.3 g
  • Calories 57
Apr. 25, 2012