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Pleasing Peas and Asparagus Recipe
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Pleasing Peas and Asparagus Recipe

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Guests won't be able to resist the fresh flavor and color of this springtime vegetable combination from Nina Hall of Citrus Heights, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen peas
  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces or frozen asparagus tips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt, optional
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with margarine and without garlic salt) equals 136 calories, 6 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add peas, asparagus, butter, parsley, garlic salt if desired and pepper. Return to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until asparagus is crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain; serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pleasing Peas and Asparagus in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p57

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with margarine and without garlic salt) equals 136 calories, 6 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Reviewed May. 23, 2011

This has become an Easter dinner favorite for us, but it's wonderful anytime asparagus is a good buy. The peas make the more expensive asparagus go farther and serve more people, and the flavor is fantastic. Highly recommended!

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