Boiled Asparagus Recipe

Boiled Asparagus Recipe

How To Make Boiled Asparagus

Boiled asparagus is a healthy and very easy side dish that packs a ton of nutrients. This recipe will teach you how to keep them vibrant and still crisp.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • ½lbasparagus
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1clovegarlic,cut in half, optional
  • 1strip of lemon peel,optional


  1. Snap or cut off any woody bottoms of the asparagus spears. If working with medium or large asparagus, a vegetable peeler can be used to peel the outside of the lower inch or two of the asparagus.

  2. Fill a large, wide skillet with about ¾-inch of water. Add salt. Add the cut garlic and lemon peel if using. Bring the water to a boil on high heat.

  3. Add the asparagus in an even layer. If the water doesn’t cover the asparagus, cover the pan. If using thin asparagus, cook only for 1 to 2 minutes. Medium asparagus, 5 minutes. Large asparagus 6 to 7 minutes.

  4. Rinse briefly with cold water to stop the cooking and then transfer to a serving dish.

  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil or butter to serve.


  • Calories: 12.69kcal
  • Fat: 0.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.53g
  • Fiber: 1.26g
  • Sugar: 1.09g
  • Protein: 1.30g
  • Sodium: 134.76mg
  • Calcium: 15.72mg
  • Potassium: 118.37mg
  • Iron: 1.23mg
  • Vitamin A: 21.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.05mg
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