I love fresh asparagus, and this is a quick and easy recipe that is very healthy for you.
For our family of four, we use about 1-2 bunches of asparagus at a time, and serve it as a side.
It is recommended to store asparagus with the stems in water until you are ready to use it.
For this recipe, you will need:
~ butter (approx. 1 Tbsp) – you can use vegan butter
~ fresh garlic, sliced or minced (as desired!)
~ salt & pepper (to taste)
Start by washing the asparagus and removing the hard ends of the stems. We usually do this by hand (rather than slicing off the ends). You simply bend the end of the asparagus, and the harder part will break off.
Cut the remainder of the asparagus into bite-size pieces, about 1-2″ long. If you prefer, especially for purposes of presentation, you can leave the asparagus whole.
Mince up a couple cloves of fresh garlic.
I like to make slices or mince, and you can really use as much as you like – sometimes I go heavy on the garlic!
Saute the ingredients together. Ideally you want to melt the butter before adding the asparagus and garlic.
Remove from heat as soon as the asparagus begins to appear “wrinkly” or start to turn brown, which should be about 5 minutes or less. We like our asparagus cooked lightly, just enough so that it doesn’t get stringy or tough, and stays fresh and crunchy. You can always test pieces as you are cooking the dish.
Add salt and pepper to taste (we are fans of Himalayan salt).
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This looks absolutely fantastic! My husband is a huge fan of asparagus, he would love this.
These look so delicious! Trying this recipes this week!
Yum! This looks like a fantastic recipe. I’ll definitely have to give this a try.
We love asparagus in my house! We have not had it in about a month sadly, so I will definitely be trying out this way very soon!
I’m not much of an asparagus person. I can’t seem to find a way to prepare it in such a way that I like. I’ll have to give this a try.
I have t tried asparagus much. But when I did I did enjoy it. This looks like a great way to add some zest to it!
I love asparagus, but I usually just steam it and season with vinegar. I will have to try your recipe!
Yum , I just restarted keto and I love asparagus – thank you for the recipe
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. I usually roast it with garlic and butter or make it the way you made yours.
This recipe looks easy and would be a healthy side to many meals. Thank you for the clear step by step pictures and for the tip of storing asparagus bottoms in water. I never knew that.
I’m not a fan of asparagus but I will have to try this
I love asparagus so I am def. going to try out this recipe. Thank you for sharing.
That really does look delicious and so simple and healthy looking too. I will have to make this as my husband loves Asparagus and he would enjoy it with garlic as he’s Italian and loves garlic and Locatelli cheese on everything 🙂
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