Appetizer · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Basil Garlic Asparagus

 

I know that asparagus season is almost over, so I thought I could squeeze this one in still.

They are a natural prebiotic because they contain inulin, a type or carbohydrate that doesn’t get broken down in the first segments of our digestive tract, it passes undigested all the way to our large intestine. Once it arrives at our large intestine, it becomes an ideal food source for certain types of beneficial bacteria (like Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli) that are associated with better nutrient absorption,and digestive health.

So simple, yet so  tasty.

 

Ingredients:

1 lb of asparagus spears
1 tbsp of fresh minced garlic
1 tbsp of finely chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp of olive oil
Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Steam asparagus until tender.
  • Drain and transfer asparagus back to the pot while it is still very hot.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, toss and cover.
  •  Let stand for 3-5 minutes before serving

Recipe also works great with green beans (non-paleo)

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