|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9%|
|Total Carbohydrate 5g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||9%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Asparagus is a delicious and nutritious vegetable. It's a great source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E, and K. It's full of antioxidants which are great for the body. This spring vegetable should be a part of any healthy diet.
No one likes to cook after a long hard day at work but the microwave makes fast and easy work of cooking asparagus. A bit of onion, garlic, lemon juice, and butter enhance the natural flavor of asparagus. This recipe will give you a quick healthy side dish that's super easy to make. Clean up is a breeze when all you need is a microwave.
- 1 pound fresh asparagus
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon butter (cut into 8 pieces)
Gather the ingredients.
Trim tough root ends from asparagus spears, then cut into 2-inch lengths. Place in a microwave-safe bowl with a lid.
Pour in lemon juice and dot with butter.
Cover with lid and microwave on high power for 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir to distribute seasonings.
Cook another 2 to 3 minutes until asparagus is tender.
Stir once more before serving.