Add a healthy boost of nutrients to dinner with this easy recipe for Sautéed Asparagus. Flavored with lemon and parmesan, this is a tender and quick side dish that pairs well with almost anything.
- 1 lb. asparagus (1 bunch)
- 2 tbsp olive oil divided
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese freshly grated
- salt and pepper to taste
Snap the ends off of the asparagus and discard them, then place the asparagus onto a plate. Drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and use your hands to make sure they're completely coated.
Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add the asparagus in a single layer and place a lid on the skillet. Cook asparagus for 2 minutes, then remove the lid, add the lemon juice, place the lid back on and continue cooking for 1-5 minutes, tossing with kitchen tongs every minute or so or until they can easily be pierced with a fork.
Transfer asparagus to a plate and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!
*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*Make this vegan by using vegan cheese; or, omit the cheese altogether.
*If you really want the asparagus to be lemon-y, sprinkle it with 1/2 tsp of lemon zest after it's done cooking.
Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 877IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg