Wow your guests with this simple but delicious Lemon Asparagus. This asparagus recipe uses minimal ingredients but is bursting with maximum flavor.
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Sometimes the simplest veggie dishes are the best. Especially when it comes to this asparagus recipe. You don’t have to do a lot to asparagus to bring out it’s sweet and inviting flavors. And that’s the way it should be.
You guys and gals already know that vegetables are good for you. If you keep it simple when you prepare your vegetable you will help preserve the vitamins and you will keep the dish healthy overall. This lemon asparagus is one of our favorites, and it has been for years.
Load it up with cheese, cream, and butter and your dish (will most likely taste amazing) won’t be as healthy as originally planned.
This asparagus recipe can be made in a pan or an oven and only uses the following ingredients:
- Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice
That’s it, super simple and super healthy asparagus! Even my kids love this easy asparagus recipe. It tastes like candy, without being sweet – if that makes sense.
How to make asparagus in a pan:
- Place asparagus and oil in a stove top wok (or frying pan).
- Cook for 5-7 minutes, rotating and stirring asparagus for even cooking.
- Add lemon juice and cover with a lid.
- Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Remove lid and add salt to taste.
This asparagus recipe is versatile and it’s quite filling. I often cook up a big batch and chop up the leftovers for soups, stir fry, and to add to my morning scrambled eggs.
Roasted Asparagus Recipe:
To turn this recipe into a roasted asparagus recipe you only need to do a few simple things.
- Preheat your oven to 425F and spray a baking sheet with oil.
- Toss asparagus, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt together until the asparagus is well coated.
- Arrange the asparagus on a pan.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, turning the asparagus over half way through.
- Serve hot
I love that asparagus is available year-round in most regions, but warning: It gets expensive off season (which makes sense, all veggies and fruits do) because they have to import the asparagus from warmer climates.
More Asparagus Recipes:
Looking for more veggie ideas? Try this Roasted Cauliflower recipe. It’s simple to make and bursting with flavor. This Summer Corn Salad is also quit scrumptious and works well paired with this asparagus recipe.
Happy Cooking and Baking,
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 87 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 164mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 3g