Microwave Fresh Asparagus

Microwave asparagus recipe

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
51 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 584mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 3g
Calcium 30mg 2%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 that 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. 


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Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for asparagus
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  2. Trim tough root ends from asparagus spears, then cut into 2-inch lengths. Place in a microwave-safe bowl with a lid.

    Trimmed asparagus
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  3. Sprinkle asparagus with kosher salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.

    Salted asparagus
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  4. Pour in lemon juice and dot with butter.

    Pour on lemon
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  5. Cover with lid and microwave on high power for 2 to 3 minutes.

    Put in bowl
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  6. Stir to distribute seasonings.

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  7. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes until asparagus is tender. Stir once more before serving.

  8. Serve and enjoy!