Sautéed Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

Sautéed Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

Sautéed Asparagus

Add a tasty twist to crunchy, savory asparagus. Adding lemon and light Parmesan cheese dresses up the otherwise humble side dish. The balance of citrus and a mildly pungent cheese adds flavor without creating an overly creamy, overbearing taste, which makes this an ideal accompaniment for roasts and grilled fish.

The asparagus can be blanched ahead of time. Then, when you’re ready to serve the dish, quickly reheat the asparagus by sautéing it in a pat of butter.

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1
Servings
198
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 bundle asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 Cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Fill a stock pot with water. Over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Blanch the asparagus in the boiling water for 1 minute. Immediately remove the asparagus and place in an ice water bath.
 

In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the asparagus and sauté for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Drizzle with the juice of 1 lemon and sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese on top. Serve hot.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
44mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
80µg
11%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
572mg
57%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
380mg
54%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
879mg
59%
Water
26g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.