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Simple Microwaved Asparagus

simple microwaved asparagus Side
Simple Microwaved Asparagus
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 9 min
  • Servings 8

Didn’t think you could love asparagus any more than you already do? Think again! The veggie superstar of spring is about to get even easier to make. A quick step, five minutes and the microwave are all you need to get a side on the table in a snap. MORE+ LESS-

May 7, 2018

Ingredients

8
fresh asparagus spears
(salt and pepper or other seasonings as desired)

Steps

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  • 1
    Cut or snap woody ends from spears. Wash spears with cool water. Do not dry.
  • 2
    Place spears in a single layer in a glass microwave-safe baking dish, allowing room between spears. Cover dish with plastic wrap, opening one corner slightly for steam to vent.
  • 3
    Microwave on high for four minutes. Test doneness with fork.
  • 4
    Season as desired with salt and pepper or other seasonings (garlic salt is good), butter or sauce. Serve immediately.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
0
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Asparagus is one the most versatile vegetables out there which is why it always seems to find its way to our grocery carts and to our dinner tables during the warmer months. You don’t have to do much to asaparagus to make it flavorful and there are several ways you can cook these crunchy spears. Asapargus can be steamed, grilled, oven roasted, sautéed or boiled. And yes, you can even microwave asparagus! This technique results in surprisingly steamed and tender spears for a quick side to dinner. You can add salt and pepper for seasoning or experiment with other seasonings like garlic salt, Italian seasoning or fresh Parmesan cheese. Want to experiment with other ways to cook asapargus? Try one of these asparagus recipes or learn the basics of how to cook asparagus.

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