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Creamy Citrus & Herb Asparagus

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6 servings

Freshly trimmed asparagus gets microwave-cooked until crisp-tender and then topped with a citrusy sauce made from broth, cream cheese and lime zest.

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  • Microwave asparagus and water in covered microwaveable dish on HIGH 4 to 5 min. or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat broth in small saucepan. Add cream cheese spread; cook and stir until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in zest and seasonings.
  • Drain asparagus. Serve topped with sauce.

Serving Suggestion

For a simple and elegant presentation, divide cooked asparagus spears into 6 bundles. Tie each with a steamed green onion. Divide sauce onto 6 plates, then top each with an asparagus bundle.

Trimming Fresh Asparagus

Asparagus spears snap off naturally where they are tough. Simply bend the spear near the bottom end and it will break off at the right point. Or, remove an inch or so of the "woody" portion off the bottom of the stalks with a sharp knife.


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 0 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Topped with a simple cheese sauce, the asparagus in this flavorful side dish provides vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 70
Total fat 4.5g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 170mg
Carbohydrate 4g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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