Asparagus with Shaved Parmesan
Terrific served with grilled meats and poultry.

Servings: 4

• 1 pound thin asparagus spears
• 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
• 1 ounce shaved Parmesan cheese (don't use the powdery grated kind)
• Fresh ground black pepper to taste
• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, or to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Place asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and toss to coat. Arrange asparagus spears in a single layer. Spread Parmesan cheese over asparagus, and season with freshly ground black pepper.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and asparagus is tender but crisp. Serve immediately on warm plates, sprinkling with balsamic vinegar to taste.

Per Serving: 78 Calories; 6g Fat (60.5% calories from fat); 2g Saturated Fat; 4g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 6mg Cholesterol; 133mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat.

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