Lemon Feta Pesto Asparagus

 

Lemon feta pesto asparagus

Weight Watcher friendly Lemon Feta Pesto Asparagus is the perfect side for any main meal! This recipe is easy to make, decadent, and only 3 SmartPoints!

 

I’ve tried asparagus so many times, but it wasn’t until recently that I started to actually cook it.  For some reason I thought it was way too hard to cook, so I avoided it.  But then I realized I COULD cook it and it’s super easy actually.  Asparagus is a great vegetable because it’s versatile and you can dip it or top it with just about anything.  My favorite way to eat asparagus lately is topped with a delicious dip or spread.  Lemon Feta Pesto Asparagus are healthy, the PERFECT side dish for any meal.  This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and it’s 3 SmartPoints per serving!

 

No need to spend long hours in the kitchen with this one.  You can cook the asparagus in the microwave.  That’s right y’all…. In the MICROWAVE!  It’s easy, quick, and taste just as good as cooking in the oven.  To make asparagus in the microwave, place the trimmed asparagus on a microwave safe dish, drizzle with 2 tablespoons of water and olive oil.  Microwave for 2-3 minutes and that’s it!

 

Pesto is super easy to make, especially because you just throw all the ingredients into a food processor.  I was inspired to make this one because I had an abundance of parsley in the fridge.  If you do not have parsley handy, substitute basil.  It’s just a good!  Lemon Feta Pesto Asparagus are a great side dish if you need to whip up something quickly.  The pesto is amazing on it’s own and really elevates the asparagus.  Now I’m tempted to make just the pesto and spread it on bread… but I’ll save that for another day when I have some extra Weight Watcher points to use!

 

Weight Watcher friendly Lemon Feta Pesto Asparagus is the perfect side for any main meal! This recipe is easy to make, decadent, and only 3 SmartPoints!

 

Weight Watcher friendly Lemon Feta Pesto Asparagus is the perfect side for any main meal! This recipe is easy to make, decadent, and only 3 SmartPoints!

   

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

For Lemon Feta Pesto Asparagus, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials:

 

 

 

Serves 4

Lemon Feta Pesto Asparagus

3 SmartPoints per serving

10 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

13 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Asparagus
  • Lemon Feta Pesto Ingredients:
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • ? Bunch of Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Walnuts
  • ? Cup Reduced Fat Feta Cheese
  • ½ Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • Juice of Half Lemon

Instructions

    Lemon Feta Pesto Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until blended well. Add water to thin out.
  2. Store in fridge for 30 minutes before use.
  3. Asparagus Directions:
  4. Cut the rough ends off. Place on microwave safe dish, cover with 2 tablespoons water, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes.
  6. Drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon of the Lemon Feta Pesto and fresh grated Parmesan.

Notes

Pesto can be stored for 5-7 days and can also be frozen for future use!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Tablespoon Pesto & 1/4 Asparagus
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 53.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.9g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7.2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Sugars 2.3g
Protein 4.6g 9%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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