In 10-inch nonstick skillet, bring 1/2 inch water to a boil. Add asparagus. Cover; cook 3 minutes. Drain; place on platter. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and lemon peel. Wipe out skillet.
In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans and lemon juice; cook 2 minutes or until heated. Spoon bean mixture over asparagus. Sprinkle with basil, if desired.
Serving Suggestion: For a main dish salad, top the beans with grilled fish (cod, tuna, salmon or swordfish) or chicken.
Tip: To wash asparagus, plunge it into a bowl of water and lift out so any sand drifts to the bottom of the bowl.
Serving Size: about 6oz each
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories 160, Total Fat 4g (Saturated Fat 0.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 160mg, Carb 25g, Fiber 10g, Total Sugar 3g, Protein 9g, Vitamin D 60%, Calcium 8%, Iron 15%
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.