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.
- 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
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)|
|Total Fat||3 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|