Simple sauteed asparagus recipes
Versatile and nutritious, these little green guys are a natural go-to veg. Asparagus is packed with nutrients including folate and vitamins A, C, and E. It’s also high in fiber.
Look for firm, bright green spears with closed tips. Thick or thin is a matter of preference. You can peel the skin of thicker stalks with a vegetable peeler before cooking.
Sauteed asparagus 3 ways
Rinse and snap off the ends. Saute in a little olive oil until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Then top with one of the following:
- SLICED PRESERVED LEMON—store bought or made ahead of time at home
- TOASTED NUTS—sliced almonds or crushed pistachios
- YOGURT GARLIC SAUCE WITH PAN-TOASTED SESAME SEEDS—for the sauce, crush a clove or two of garlic and blend into a cup of plain Greek yogurt
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