Asparagus is a nutrient-dense food that is high in folic acid and is also a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and vitamin C, and thiamine. Extensive research into asparagus nutrition has resulted in this funny-looking vegetable being ranked among the top fruits and vegetables for its ability to reduce the effect of cell-damaging free radicals.
- Energy 20 kcal
- Carbohydrates 4 g
- Fat 0 g
- Protein 2 g
Radish Yogurt with Pine Nuts
8 medium radishes, very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 1/4 cups low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, plus more for serving
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
Cucumber spears (for serving)
- Toss radishes in a small bowl with a couple pinches of salt. Let sit until salt begins to draw out water from radishes, about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, toast pine nuts in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, tossing often, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
- Massage radishes to release liquid, gently at first, then more vigorously as they start to expel water. Squeeze out excess liquid, then finely chop radishes (you should have about 1 cup).Add oil and salt and pulse again until well combined.
- Mix radishes, yogurt, lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. oil, and 1/2 tsp. lemon zest in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper.
- Divide yogurt among bowls, top with pine nuts and more lemon zest and drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil. Serve with cucumber spears for dipping.
- Yogurt can be made 3 days ahead; cover and chill. Top with pine nuts and lemon zest just before serving.