Asparagus with Lemon and Feta Cheese

This is a light, flavorful, and delicious side dish and it pairs well with most main entre├ęs. My kids, who usually don’t love asparagus, gobbled it up. My son loved it with the feta while my daughter opted for no cheese both agreed they loved the lemony flavor. My husband and I both really enjoyed this asparagus and I thought it paired nicely with the pasta and shrimp I made for dinner. I will be making this side dish again and again!

Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the washed asparagus to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes.

While the asparagus is cooking, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and minced garlic together in a small bowl; whisk until well combined. Once the asparagus is crisp-tender, add the lemon mixture to the skillet and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place the asparagus spears on a serving plate then top with crumbled feta cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Asparagus with Lemon and Feta Cheese

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
20 spears of asparagus, washed & wooden ends removed
Juice from 1 small lemon
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the washed asparagus to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes.

While the asparagus is cooking, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and minced garlic together in a small bowl; whisk until well combined. Once the asparagus is crisp-tender, add the lemon mixture to the skillet and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place the asparagus spears on a serving plate then top with crumbled feta cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking

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16 Responses to “Asparagus with Lemon and Feta Cheese”

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 15, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    I have a asparagus loving friend that i will be passing this on to! :)

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    Joanne — August 16, 2013 @ 4:38 am

    Feta and lemon were meant for each other! And asparagus is such a nice addition to that classic combo!

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    Susan — August 16, 2013 @ 4:40 am

    Oh, how I miss asparagus. We are just not finding it in the markets these days … and it is one of my all-time favorite vegetables! Your plate looks so delicious!

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    • G8 Day! replied: — August 22nd, 2013 @ 2:09 am

      fyi: Costco seems to always have asparagus for a great price.

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    Blond Duck — August 16, 2013 @ 5:15 am

    I’m always looking for new ways to cook asparagus!

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    Kim in MD — August 16, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    Yum! I bet this would work with blanched green beans, too!

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    Lia — August 16, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Hi Pam,
    Simple but winning combination this one!!
    Cheers and hope you have a great weekend,
    Lia.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 17, 2013 @ 3:53 am

    I am jealous that you can still get the fresh asparagus at this time of year….this is so delicious paired with feta and lemon.

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    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen — August 17, 2013 @ 4:56 am

    Love this. So simple, yet such an elegant presentation with the white against the green.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend Pam.
    Sam

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    Larry — August 17, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    Looks like a fine prep for asparagus Pam especially with the feta cheese.

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    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — August 17, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    Asparagus, lemon and feta is a match made in heaven! I could eat this till the cows come home!

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    Daniela — August 18, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Sounds like a wonderful, summery and fresh recipe!
    Love this particular combination of flavors.

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    Chris — August 18, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    Where’s my steak? I require steak with my asparagus ! :)

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — August 18, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    Asparagus sounds delicious made like this. I am sure that the lemon and feta give the asparagus taste wonderful.

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    Jeff @ Cheeseburger — August 26, 2013 @ 6:19 am

    This will be a perfect side dish to my roasted chicken.

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    MoonLight @ AWorldInMyOven — August 26, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    Oh wauw, with a family that loves both feta and asparagus, this NEEDS to be tried! Loving your website btw! ;) and the pictures with the ingredients really simplify things..

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