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Feta-Topped Asparagus Recipe
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Feta-Topped Asparagus Recipe

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For a unique take on the versatile veggie, I jazz up steamed asparagus with crumbled feta cheese and red onion. The colorful side dish is an ideal accompaniment to chicken and also a welcome addition to any summertime supper.—Becky Lohmiller, Monticello, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 108 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Place 1/2 in. of water and the asparagus in a large skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Remove asparagus and keep warm.
  2. In the same pan, saute onion in oil until crisp-tender. Return asparagus to the pan. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Feta-Topped Asparagus in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p15

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