Today is Very Veggie Wednesday! How about a poem and a recipe? The poem is from Poems on Fruits & Odes to Veggies. I happen to love asparagus and so do my kids, when I make their favorite…asparagus fries. Did you know that asparagus comes in three colors? Red, green and white?
Four More Asparagus Fun Facts:
- It’s high in fiber, folate and potassium.
- It contains bone-building vitamin K along with many antioxidants, including vitamins E, A and C.
- There is no fat or cholesterol in any spear
- Peak growing season is April through June
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Wash and clean your asparagus and pat dry
Cut the ends off of the end of the asparagus
Lay the asparagus on a cookie sheet
Drizzle 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil over asparagus and turn greens until fully coated
Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sea salt
Roast in heated oven for 20 minutes. Keep checking until desired taste and tenderness. (My family likes ours extra crunchy). Enjoy and remember, healthy eating starts with a poem!
Asparagus by, Judith Natelli McLaughlin
Make asparagus pie,
Or asparagus quiche,
Or asparagus soup, or
Risotto. I don’t know
A thing you can’t do
With asparagus spears
Even put them in stew
Pan roasted asparagus perfect to please
Frittata? De nada – just add eggs and cheese.
Make asparagus salad,
Or asparagus fry.
Packaged like pencils
In red, green or white
Put asparagus spears
On your menu tonight.