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Asparagus with Wasabi Dip
Tip: To blanch asparagus, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Submerge asparagus in water for 1 minute. Remove from water and dip in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Serve cold.
Nutrition (per serving): 109.1 calories; 46% calories from fat; 5.8g total fat; 5.8mg cholesterol; 272.4mg sodium; 466.9mg potassium; 12.1g carbohydrates; 4.8g fiber; 5.0g sugar; 7.3g net carbs; 5.6g protein.
This recipe makes an attractive and healthy party appetizer or a great everyday snack. Blanched asparagus is just barely cooked so it retains its fresh green color and crispness. Blanching versus cooking also helps retain key nutrients such as folate, vitamin C, and potassium.