Recipes for Health: Grilled Asparagus with Feta Cheese
Our new food mantra is elegant simplicity at its most nourishing. We want to start with the freshest and best ingredients (and local whenever possible), prepare them easily and effortlessly, and then serve and enjoy the delicious, nutritious fare with people we care about.
Nutrition studies have shown that asparagus is a low-calorie source of folate and potassium. Its stalks are also high in antioxidant and asparagus provides an amazing amount of nutrients notes an article in Reader’s Digest.
Asparagus provides essential nutrients: six spears contain some 135 micrograms (¼g) of folate, almost half the adult RDI (recommended daily intake), 20 milligrams of potassium”
Research suggests folate is key in taming homocysteine, a substance implicated in heart disease. Folate is also critical for pregnant women, since it protects against neural tube defects in babies. Particularly green asparagus is a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the body produce and maintain collagen, the major structural protein component of the body’s connective tissues.
We hope you enjoy this healthy and easy to make dish. (Serves 10)
4 pounds medium asparagus, trimmed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled (you can use plain or flavored feta)
- Preheat grill to 425°F. Spray with olive oil.
- Toss asparagus with oil, salt, and pepper. Place on grill, perpendicular to grates, in a single layer. Roast, turning every 3 minutes, until asparagus is just tender when pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes.
- Serve asparagus sprinkled with cheese.