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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Asparagus with Lemon Butter

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • servings: 4


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Step 1

    Bring 2 inches salted water to a boil in a wide (10-inch) saucepan or skillet.

  2. Step 2

    Place asparagus in saucepan; cook until just tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander.

  3. Step 3

    Return asparagus to pan; toss with butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Everyday Food, April 2005

Reviews (1)

  • 17 Mar, 2008

    Extremely easy and elegant. Perfect spring vegetable.