Asparagus with Garlic and Lime

Do you ever think about a recipe all day long and get really excited to make it because it sounds so good? That happened to me recently. I had a recipe for some lime chicken that sounded amazing, but when I made it, the color of the sauce was really UGLY which then made me not care for the dish so much. It still tasted good but looked terrible. Needless to say, it WAS NOT blog worthy. Thankfully, I also made this asparagus to pair with the chicken. I wanted to try lime instead of lemon and we all absolutely loved it. I can’t believe I’d never tried this flavor combination before. I am so glad the whole meal wasn’t a disaster and that this asparagus saved the day!

Heat the olive oil and butter together in a large sauté pan. Add the asparagus then cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes, depending on how thick the asparagus is (longer if they are really thick).  Remove the lid, add the lime juice, minced garlic, and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Serve with additional lime. Enjoy.

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Asparagus with Garlic and Lime

Yield: 4

Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
1 bunch of asparagus, wooden ends removed
Juice from 1/2-1 lime, to taste
2 small cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat the olive oil and butter together in a large sauté pan. Add the asparagus then cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes, depending on how thick the asparagus is (longer if they are really thick). Remove the lid, add the lime juice, minced garlic, and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Serve with additional lime. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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14 Responses to “Asparagus with Garlic and Lime”

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — February 26, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

    I love the idea of adding lime to vegetables, love the tart tastes it gives!

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    Nani — February 27, 2014 @ 3:05 am

    NOM NOM NOM D:

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    lenia — February 27, 2014 @ 3:55 am

    Yummy!Garlicky and lemony!
    Hugs!
    http://theveggiesisters.gr/

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    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) — February 27, 2014 @ 6:22 am

    I have an orange chicken recipe while even it’s delicious, the two time I’ve made it the photos are horrible. The chicken is just an odd color. I love your recipe for this asparagus. I’ve always used lemon, why have I never thought to use lime. Thanks for this idea.

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    Kim in MD — February 27, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    It’s said we eat with our eyes first, and when something doesn’t look appetizing it ruins it for sure. This asparagus looks so delicious!

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    gloria — February 27, 2014 @ 7:01 am

    these asparagus sounds delicious Pam!!

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    ela@GrayApron — February 27, 2014 @ 7:58 am

    I can’t wait for asparagus to show up around here! Your recipe – simple and delicious! :) ela

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 27, 2014 @ 8:45 am

    Yum yum! What a fun, summery twist on asparagus. Sounds so delicious and easy, Pam!

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    Marjie — February 27, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    I hate it when the food looks ugly, although mine is never as artistic as yours. We are awaiting the asparagus shipments!

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — February 27, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    This sounds wonderful Pam, I can’t wait to try it. A lot of my asparagus recipes do have lemon but I’ve never tried lime, great idea!!

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    Blond Duck — February 27, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    That sounds great!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 28, 2014 @ 12:40 am

    Totally refreshing and delicious!

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    Jovina Coughlin — February 28, 2014 @ 5:24 am

    How refreshing. I usually use lemon on asparagus. I will have to try them with lime.

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    Joanne — March 1, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    I like to think I don’t judge a meal by it’s looks…but let’s face it, sometimes I do. Bummer about the chicken but yay for this asparagus!

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