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I love the simplicity of a crisp, fresh, flavorful summer side, with a hint of lemon for extra brightness.

ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON AND PECORINO

asparagus with lemon and pecorino

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 pound of trimmed asparagus, cook for 2 minutes or until crisp tender. Drain.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil to pan. Add asparagus, cook 1 minute. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and salt to taste, toss to coat. Sprinkle asparagus with shaved pecorino Romano cheese.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, April 2013

www.cookinglight.com/

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