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Chinese Hot and Spicy Asparagus Salad

Recipe shared by Lacy

Serving Size: 4 Preparation Time :0:00

1 tablespoon garlic -- minced fine
1 tablespoon ginger -- grated fresh
1/2 teaspoon salt -- or herbal salt substitute
1 package Splenda -- or other AS
2 tablespoons soy sauce -- or tamari
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes -- (optional) dried
1 pound asparagus -- ends trimmed, cut into 3-inch pieces

In a large bowl combine garlic, ginger, salt,
sweetener, soy, sesame oil, rice vinegar, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes.
Steam asparagus for 4 to 8 minutes, or until just tender, and drain.

Toss with sauce. Serve warm or chilled.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 47 calories, 4 g protein, 6 g
carbohydrate, 1 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g dietary fiber, 463 mg sodium.
From "Lauri's Low-Carb Cookbook" by Lauri Ann Randolph
(Avalon Enterprises,1999)

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 37 Calories; 1g Fat (28.9%
calories from fat); 2g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber;
0mg Cholesterol; 783mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1
Vegetable; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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