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Chargrilled asparagus with parmesan and citrus breadcrumbs

Asparagus is the star in this quick nutritious recipe. It's perfect as a healthy starter or accompaniment to a main course.

Serves 4

Prep Time 5 min

Cooking Time 10 min


  • 1tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • 2tbsp baby capers in brine, drained and rinsed
  • 350g asparagus, woody ends snapped off
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 20g parmesan shavings (see tip)


  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and fry gently for 2–3 min until crisp. Stir in the lemon zest and capers, then season with pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Spray the asparagus with oil, then cook for 4–5 min until tender.
  3. Serve the asparagus topped with the zesty breadcrumbs and parmesan shavings.

TIP: To make this dish suitable for vegetarian diets, replace the parmesan with a hard cheese that’s free from animal rennet.

Nutrition per serving

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122kcal 5.9g 5.8g 1.5g 2.6g 2g 0.9g 91mg 12.2g 1mg

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