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Healthy Blanched Asparagus


Blanching asparagus is a very simple process that creates a healthy and delicious side dish.

  • Servings: 4

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 2137


  • 1 pound jumbo asparagus, trimmed
  • Coarse salt


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and return water to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath. Peel lower two thirds of each asparagus stalk with a vegetable peeler. Place asparagus in boiling water and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and immediately transfer asparagus to ice-water bath until cool; drain.

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