Microwave Fresh Asparagus Recipe

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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. It's also quite tasty! 

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. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp butter, cut into 8 pieces

How to Make It

1. Trim tough root ends from asparagus spears, then cut into 2-inch lengths. Place in a microwave-safe bowl with a lid. Sprinkle asparagus with kosher salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Pour in lemon juice and dot with butter.

2. 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.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
51 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)