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Pleasing Peas and Asparagus Recipe

Pleasing Peas and Asparagus Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

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.