Garlicky Asparagus with a Splash of Lemon

I had a bunch of asparagus to use up so I decided to make a quick and simple side dish with it.  I steamed it for a bit then sautéed garlic chips in garlic olive oil before adding the asparagus to the pan.  I seasoned the asparagus with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper and a splash of lemon right before serving.  It was healthy and delicious – sometimes simple food is the best food!

Heat a 1/4 cup of water in a small skillet over medium heat.  Add the asparagus to the pan and cover with a lid.  Steam the asparagus for 3-4 minutes, or until fork tender.

Remove the asparagus and water from the skillet then add the garlic olive oil.  Once the olive oil is hot, add the garlic chips and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.  Add the asparagus to the pan then toss to coat evenly.  Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and a splash of lemon juice.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

 

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Garlicky Asparagus with a Splash of Lemon

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 1 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 6 min.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of water
1 bunch of asparagus, wooden ends removed
1-2 tsp garlic olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Splash of lemon juice

Directions:

Heat a 1/4 cup of water in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the asparagus to the pan and cover with a lid. Steam the asparagus for 3-4 minutes, or until fork tender.

Remove the asparagus and water from the skillet then add the garlic olive oil. Once the olive oil is hot, add the garlic chips and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the asparagus to the pan then toss to coat evenly. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and a splash of lemon juice. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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20 Responses to “Garlicky Asparagus with a Splash of Lemon”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 10, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

    Loving the simplicity of this dish. It looks like a perfect side dish during these gorgeous spring days.

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    Blog is the New Black — April 11, 2012 @ 2:20 am

    Is it weird that I LOVE asparagus?!

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    Blond Duck — April 11, 2012 @ 4:15 am

    I love asparagus.

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    bellini — April 11, 2012 @ 4:23 am

    I agree that sometimes simple is just best!!

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    Kim in MD — April 11, 2012 @ 4:31 am

    I love asparagus, and this looks delicious, Pam!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — April 11, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    You really much be an amazing cook….you can always get my mouth to water on food I don’t even enjoy!!! Love the flavors here.. simple and good!

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    Martha — April 11, 2012 @ 5:50 am

    love love love asparagus! we had some last night too :) but I didn’t take time to dress it up. yours looks so delicious!

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    Adele — April 11, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    I love preparing veggies like this… simple, but with lots of flavor!

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    Marjie — April 11, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    I love asparagus with lots of black pepper, but I’ve never tried it with garlic. I have one bunch left in the fridge; maybe this is its destiny?

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    Joanne — April 11, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    If there’s one flavor combination I adore together, it’s lemon and asparagus! This sounds like such a tasty side dish!

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    vanillasugarblog — April 11, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    i will eat my veggies this way!
    oh yes i will!

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    rosita vargas — April 11, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    De ésta manera me gusta comer los espárragos de la forma más sencilla ,lindo plato y sirve de acompañamiento ,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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    inspiringhealthyliving — April 11, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    Hi Pam! I really love your blog, so I just nominated it for an award (though I’m sure you’ve been nominated for it already many times!)
    http://inspiringhealthyliving.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/ive-been-nominated/

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    Sues — April 11, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    So simple, but SO delicious!! I love recipes like this and I’m so excited for spring asparagus :)

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    Kris — April 11, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    Yummy ! I love asparagus, and am at this very moment, waiting for my husband to get home from work with some for dinner! He said he would stop at the market for some milk and asparagus. Now I am really hungry!! Hope you had a nice Easter!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — April 11, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    I agree with you sometimes the simple foods are the best. This asparagus looks delicious.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 12, 2012 @ 5:03 am

    I adore asparagus! Still no sight of the green one here yet…this looks very tasty!

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    The UDG — April 12, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    Oh man I love all things asparagus. This is too perfect.

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    Chris — April 14, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies ever and I think it’s because I didn’t try it until I was an adult. I like this preparation that you did, I could eat it like a snack.

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    WeLoveChicken — May 3, 2012 @ 3:25 am

    This recipe combines everything I love: asparagus and garlic! Usually I prepare a very similar recipe, but I don’t steam the asparagus, I simply saute them in olive oil with the garlic. I also like to add coarse sea salt.

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