Steamed Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Olive Oil

  • Servings: 4
  • Prep time: ~ 5 minutes
  • Cook time: ~ 5 minutes
steamed-asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of organic asparagus
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Pinch of celtic or sea salt
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/8 of a red onion
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch of celtic or sea salt
  • 1 sprig of oregano
  • 1 sprig of thyme

Asparagus is incredibly good for you and has so many health benefits. The stalks are rich in a long list of vitamins and packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients and amino acids. Some research has shown asparagus can help with type 2 diabetes, blood sugar issues, digestive troubles, heart disease, and maybe cancer and ALS.

My father passed away from ALS so I will be eating asparagus at least twice a week in hopes of preventing being inflicted with the devastating disease. Luckily, I love the flavor. If you have a loved one with the illness, it cannot hurt to introduce more asparagus. If they cannot chew, puree some asparagus into their smoothies. My father had a banana and ensure shake every morning and he lived almost 14 years without medical help.  I am not saying that was the reason he lived so long but thought it may help you.

Directions:

1) This is so easy to make. Steam the asparagus until you smell the sweet, woody aroma. It takes about 5 minutes.

2) Plate the asparagus and grate fresh parmesan on top and drizzle with olive oil.

3) For the picky eaters, make a sauce to dip the stalks. Spoon some sour cream into a bowl, dice some red onions, fresh thyme and oregano, and sprinkle with Celtic or sea salt. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice over the sour cream. Quick and easy and your kids will eat their greens!

Suggestions:

You can also use asparagus as a center piece but make sure they are sitting in water so you can cook them afterwards. These purple haze asparagus are gorgeous.

I usually serve the fresh asparagus with salmon. Pair with a crisp white wine such as this 2009 Domaine des Berthiers Pouilly Fume and relax. Enjoy!

 

 

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Recipe by Back To Organic at http://backtoorganic.com/steamed-asparagus-with-parmesan-cheese-and-olive-oil/