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Asparagus with Jalapeno and Garlic Crumb topping Recipe

Atkins Asparagus with Jalapeno and Garlic Crumb topping
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 1 1/2 lb Asparagus
  • 2 tbsp Butter, salted
  • 1 pepper Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic
  • 8 tbsp Basil
  • 1/8 cup Almond Flour or Meal
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated


  1. Steam asparagus in a double boiler over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes till bright green in color and still crisp.
  2. Metl butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced jalapeno and garlic; cook 30 seconds, until garlic is lightly golden.  Add the almond meal and continue to cook for another minute.  Remove from pan, toss with minced basil and allow to cool slightly.  Once cooled add the parmesan cheese.
  3. Top asparagus with the crumb mixture and serve immediately.

Cooking Tip

Having a party? When planning your low carb spread, think about which dishes you can make in advance and which need fresh ingredients that day.

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.