Lemon-Buttered Asparagus

Hints of lemon and butter bring out the flavor of this springtime vegetable. Save leftover asparagus to toss with a green salad or sprinkle with vinaigrette for a sandwich topper.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb. fresh asparagus
3
tablespoons butter
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Rinse spears thoroughly to remove any sand from tips. In large skillet, combine asparagus spears and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 5 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan. Stir in lemon juice and lemon peel.
  • 3 Place asparagus on serving platter; pour butter mixture over spears. Garnish as desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 serving
    Calories
    110
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    90mg
    90%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    5g
    5%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Vegetable; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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