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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cancer Fighting Cupboard: Delicious Recipe for Roasted Lemon Asparagus

Content for this post provided by Joan Karnell Cancer Center.

Seize the moment while asparagus is in season with this easy and delicious recipe. Along with being a good source of vitamins, asparagus is high in the micronutrient glutathione, an antioxidant that is believed to boost immune cells and protect the body from viruses.

Roasted Lemon Asparagus

Ingredients:
  • 2 bunches of asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 2 lemons, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 4 tsp. chopped fresh oregano or 1 tsp. Dried
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. Fresh ground pepper
* Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
* Toss all ingredients in a bowl and spread out on to a baking sheet.
* Roast, occasionally shaking the pan, until the asparagus is tender crisp – approximately 14 minutes.

Adapted from: Eating Well Magazine, April/May 2006.

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