1 pound of asparagus
2 tablespoons of water
2 tablespoons of plain low fat yogurt
1 tablespoon of reduced calorie mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon of finely shredded orange peel
1 tablespoon of orange juice
A dash of ground red pepper
Orange Slices, optional
1. Wash the asparagus and break off the woody bases.
2. Arrange the asparagus in a shallow baking dish with the tips facing the center, add the water. Cover with vented clear plastic wrap. Cook on 100% power (high) for 7 to 9 minutes (8 to 10 minutes in low wattage ovens or until the asparagus is tender, rearranging once. Drain.
3. Meanwhile in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, orange peel, orange juice and red pepper. Spoon over hot asparagus. If desired garnish with orange slices.