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Steamed Asparagus

How To Cook Asparagus: Easy Delicious Asparagus Recipe

Steamed Asparagus

How To Cook Asparagus? Nothing could be simpler! Our favorite spring recipe is lightly steamed asparagus bathed in a sprightly lemon & olive oil dressing

Easy to make and a treat to eat.

Asparagus is one of those happy vegetables that is beautiful, delicious and extremely good for you all at the same time - loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients & antioxidants, alkalinizing, kind to prostates....

Total prep & cook time: 15 min

4 Servings

Nutrition Data per Serving: 33 cal, 1g fat, 11 fat calories, 5g carb, 2g fiber, 2g sugars, 2mg sodium, low Cholesterol, good source Niacin, Vit B6, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Selenium, Vit E, Vit K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Copper and Manganese. Estimated glycemic load 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Optional: Sprinkle of salt & pepper
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Directions

  • Wash the asparagus and cut off the tough ends (about 1/3 of the stalk - seriously!)
  • Add the asparagus to the steamer basket over 1/2 inch of water or spread in the bottom of the pot with 2 Tbsp water
  • Bring to a boil, cover and cook on medium low for 5 minutes. Set a timer!
  • Remove steamer basket and drain the water. Keep it to add to a sauce or soup if you like, or your favorite plant
  • OR: If you're not using a basket, drain off any water remaining in the pot
  • Add olive oil & lemon juice to the pot
  • Add a sprinkle of salt & pepper if desired, and gently roll the asparagus around to coat with the oil and lemon juice
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Recipe Tips:

For a quick lunch or dinner, combine this simple steamed asparagus recipe with rice or quinoa and fried tofu. If you have more time to play in the kitchen, try it with Gourmet Tofu Patties and Quinoa Pilaf.

Steam asparagus in a steamer basket or in a few Tbsp water in a sauté pan.

For some strange reason, maybe because it's good for them, most children don't enjoy asparagus.

But most of them will eat broccoli, so give them that while the grown-ups enjoy their asparagus!

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