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Lemon asparagus spears

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Makes 4 | Takes 20 mins
Nutritional value (per serving): Calories 123; Protein 0g; Carbohydrates 1g; Fat 14g

» 1 bunch of asparagus spears
» 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
» zest of 1 lemon
» 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Tip: Choose your asparagus by having a look at the tips. If they are nicely packed and smooth as in this pic-ture, you’ve got a fresh bunch!

Remove the woody lower part of the stalks by gently bending the asparagus spear. It should break off where the fresh part starts, about 1 to 3 inches from the bottom. Place olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Toss asparagus in the oil and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the spears start to brown. Add lemon juice at the last second before you take them off the heat and toss well. Finish by sprinkling the lemon zest on the spears.


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