Sautéed Asparagus

Sautéed Asparagus
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Sautéed Asparagus

Cleanses, diets, and fasts are just not for me. Criticize if you will, but I’d rather turn to natural sources to relieve my body of toxins than a six-pack of weird milks that costs $300, and fasting is literally just not an option. Not only is it unhealthy, but also it seems to be a form of torture I wouldn’t even dream of inflicting on my worst enemies!

So on the days where I am looking for a quick, nutritious, and tasty cleanse, I turn to asparagus. Even if you’re not into the whole “cleansing” aspect of it, if you’re looking for an easy and flavorful side to accompany almost any dish, look no further than asparagus. This recipe is a light way to enjoy the vegetable that’s still full of flavor. 

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2
Servings
219
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 10  stalks  asparagus
  • 3  tablespoons  olive oil
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2  cup  fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

Directions

Snap off the woody ends of each stalk and discard. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. 

Add the asparagus, making sure that they all lay flat in the pan in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and rotate them until they begin to brown, about 5-7 minutes. Once they begin to brown, add the lemon juice. Add the parsley and continuously spoon the juice over the asparagus until the stalks are dark green and the heads are a deep brown. Serve, garnished with additional parsley.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
19g
79%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Calcium, Ca
83mg
8%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
20mg
1%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
45g
2%

Sautéed Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Sautéed Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.