Rock Asparagus

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1 lb Asparagus spears (trimmed)
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp Thyme
1/4 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Basil
1/4 tsp Black pepper
Diced tomato
Kosher salt (optional)

Heat oven to 350°F. Toss the asparagus in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or a shallow 3-quart casserole pan with the olive oil, kosher salt if desired, thyme, oregano, basil and black pepper.

Arrange asparagus in a single layer in the dish. Bake uncovered 12 to 13 minutes for thin asparagus or 15 to 18 minutes or thick asparagus, or until crisp-tender. Garnish with tomato if desired.

Nutrition Information
Total fat 1.5 g
Saturated fat 0.2 g
Healthy fats 1.1 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Carbohydrates 5 g
Sugar 1.8 g
Protein 2.9 g
Sodium 5 mg
Calcium 27 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Selenium 4 mcg
Potassium 352 mg

Excerpted from YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz. Copyright (c) 2006, 2009 by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Oz Works LLC, f/s/o Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. Excerpted with permission by Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.