Asparagus With Roasted Red Pepper

Course : Asparagus
Serves: 1
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1 1/2 cups asparagus
1 medium red bell pepper
1 teaspoon garlic -- minced
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Preparation / Directions:

Break off (do not cut) the woody portion of the stem. If you bend fresh asparagus it will automatically snap at the end of the tender portion. Snap the tender end into 1" pieces, place in a steamer for 15 minutes until tender yet slightly firm. Rinse and cool with cold water. Roast red pepper in 500 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from oven. Place in bowl and cover with foil for 30 minutes. Peel off skin and remove seeds. Slice into julienned strips. Mix dressing ingregiends and toss with asparagus and red pepper. Serve at room temperature. Keeps several days in the fridge.


Nutritional Information:

83 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (5% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 7mg Sodium

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