Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a Weight Watchers recipe for both the Core and Flex programs. Point value 3. I found it a bit bland and tweaked it with 2 packets of Splenda. I have also added a 14 ounce can of quartered artichoke hearts to this recipe. I've made some changes which I've mentioned at the end of the instructions.
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh corn kernels (or thawed frozen)
- 1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 (11 1/2 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1⁄2 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over nedium-high heat.
- Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add the corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
- Add the asparagus and cook, stiring occasionally, until bright green, about 3 minutes.
- Add the chickpeas and cook, stirring occasionally, until asparagus are tender, about 2 minutes.
- Remove the skillet from the heat; stir in the tomatoes, onion, basil, salt and pepper.
- Serve right away or at room temperature.
- 1) I add the onions right after the garlic and saute' for about 5 minutes.
- 2) I parboil the asparagus for 3 minutes prior to adding.
- 3) I add the tomatoes at the very end once heat is turned off -- they stay plumper that way.
When I made this recipe, I added the onion to the garlic before adding the corn. I left the tomatoes out for my husband but added them for me. I also thought it was bland, but with salt and pepper added, it was great! I served over over brown rice (2 pts for 1/2 cup for all you WWs out there). I will definitely make this again! Oh, and it changed my husband's mind about aparagus...can't beat that!
Why not just put my favorite bean in a pan with a bunch of my favorite vegetables? How could I not give this 5 stars? This was awesome, and very easy. I also added a can of quartered artichoke hearts. Had to leave out the basil for my BF but I added it to mine. I also added the onions with the garlic and the tomatoes at the end but did not parboil the asparagus because it was the thin kind. I served it room temperature as a salad with about a teaspoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon of cider vinegar. Omitted any sweetener. Thank you for this recipe, will be making this again.
Such a beautiful dish! I did have to be careful with my asparagus, since my corn was starting to stick to the pan. I added a pinch of sugar but still thought it needed something more. Then, I added some homemade balsamic dressing (with honey) and it was perfect! Roxygirl