Classic Asparagus Recipe

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Billie Published: December 16, 2020 Modified: June 13, 2021
Classic Asparagus Recipe

How To Make Classic Asparagus

If you are newly getting the hang of consuming asparagus, here are three ways of cooking this nutty and earthy vegetable. Read on and discover the ways.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 1lbasparagus
  • olive oil,optional depending on method
  • salt & pepper,to taste


  1. Wash asparagus under cool water and shake a little bit to dry.

  2. Snap off the bottom stem of each spear.

Steam Asparagus:

  1. Place water in the bottom of a saucepan and line with a steamer basket ensuring the water doesn’t touch the basket. Bring to a boil.

  2. Place asparagus in the basket, cover, and allow to steam 5 to 10 minutes depending on thickness and desired doneness.

  3. Place asparagus on a plate, toss with butter and season with salt & pepper. Serve warm.

Roast Asparagus:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Toss asparagus with 1½ tablespoons of olive oil per pound and salt & pepper.

  3. Roast 8 to 12 minutes or until tender-crisp.

Grill Asparagus:

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.

  2. Toss asparagus with 1½ tablespoons olive oil per pound and salt & pepper.

  3. Grill asparagus spears directly on the grill 5 to 8 minutes turning occasionally. Cook just until tender-crisp and lightly charred.


  • Calories: 36.31kcal
  • Fat: 1.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.26g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.22g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.40g
  • Fiber: 2.38g
  • Sugar: 2.13g
  • Protein: 2.49g
  • Sodium: 266.00mg
  • Calcium: 27.39mg
  • Potassium: 229.13mg
  • Iron: 2.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 43.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.35mg
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