Microwave Fresh Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus
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    10 mins
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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.