Asparagus with Fresh Mozzarella

Asparagus with Fresh Mozzarella

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 4 min
  • Total: 9 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Cut down on time but not on presentation or taste with this entertainment-worthy starter dish made with steamed asparagus, fresh mozzarella cheese and lemon verbena.


  • 1 pound thin asparagus spears
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut or torn into pieces
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh lemon verbena leaves or finely shredded lemon peel


  1. Snap the asparagus in half discarding the woody ends.
  2. Steam the asparagus in a steamer, or place in a streamer basket over boiling water for 2 minutes; transfer to a baking dish.
  3. Top the asparagus with the mozzarella and then sprinkle with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Place the asparagus in the oven and broil about 4 inches from the heat for 1-1/2 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with the lemon verbena and serve immediately.


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