Lemon asparagus

Lemon asparagus

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 2 min
  • Total: 7 min
  • Serving: 4 people

This is a super fast and uber-easy way to cook asparagus into a sophisticated summer side dish. It cooks for a very short time to keep from turning mushy and the lemon adds an unexpected twist.


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Wash the asparagus and snap of old or dried ends.
  2. Cut the asparagus into 2-inch pieces.
  3. Bring a pan of water to a boil, then add the asparagus and reduce the water to a simmer. Cook the asparagus for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove the asparagus from the water and place it on a serving dish.
  5. Toss the asparagus with the olive oil and cheese, then sprinkle with salt, pepper and lemon zest.


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