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Easy Sauteed Asparagus

Quick and simple, without sacrificing the flavor -- that's the best way to describe Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic. Deliciously crunchy (and healthy) vegetable side dish!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Neriz


  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 to 500 grams asparagus, chopped and hard parts removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or chopped finely
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper, to season


  • Place a medium to a large pan on medium-high heat.  Add and heat olive oil.
  • Add asparagus and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add garlic, salt, and pepper.  Mix to combine.
  • Adjust heat to medium-low and cover the pan with a lid; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until asparagus has slightly softened.
  • Remove lid and adjust heat to medium-high.  
  • Squeeze lemon juice on top.  Mix to combine and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes.
  • Take the pan off the heat.  
  • Serve your sauteed asparagus with garlic!


  • Cook's Tip #1:  Thin or thick asparagus will work with this sauteed asparagus recipe, just be mindful of the cooking time when you are cooking the thin ones.
  • Cook's Tip #2:  You can substitute lemon pepper for ground black pepper.
  • Cook's Tip #3:  Use fruity or milder extra-virgin olive oil; the stronger, more robust ones tend to overpower the sauteed asparagus with garlic.
  • Cook's Tip #4:  If you have fresh herbs, like parsley on hand, feel free to add them when serving.


Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 756IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg