Caesar Asparagus, Low in Calories, Big on DeliciousnessReport Violation
1 pound asparagus (I used 1 bundle from Trader Joe’s) trim the ends
1 slice multi-grain or whole wheat bread, I used Milton’s Original Healthy Multi-Grain bread
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Cooking spray, I used olive oil cooking spray for this recipe
Salt and pepper, to taste
1½ tablespoons Light Caesar Dressing, such as Cardini’s or Girards Light Caesar, see shopping tip
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Toast bread and cut into bite size pieces. Coat a pan with cooking spray. Place asparagus on pan along with diced toasted bread. Drizzle 2 teaspoon of olive oil over the top. Using hands, toss well to coat asparagus and bread cubes. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Roast in oven for about 6-8 minutes until asparagus is tender-crisp and bright green in color. Remove from oven.
3. Place asparagus in serving dish. Sprinkle croutons all over asparagus. Drizzle dressing over top and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese.
Makes 4 servings
Shopping Tip-You’ll find Cardini’s or Girards Light Caesar dressing at most supermarkets. I found both at Vons/Safeway and Gelsons. They are really delicious tasting.
Weight Watchers (old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
95 calories, 4g fat, 5g protein, 12g carbs, 3g fiber, 255mg sodium, 1g sugar
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