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Fresh Asparagus Side

A delightfully easy vegetable side dish, asparagus is one of my go to vegetables when friends are coming over for dinner. I was surprised to learn that not everyone knows the trick about where to cut asparagus. Watch the video below to find out – it will save you from wasting good parts of the vegetable – and from serving the woody part. One idea – use asparagus to top chicken salad sandwiches. Not only is it delicious and adds a great crunch, it also really spruces up the presentation.
  Asparagus 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Salt To Taste

1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare a bowl of water and ice – an ice bath – in a separate bowl.
2. Take one piece of asparagus and hold each end. Bend the asparagus until it naturally snaps. Discard the bottom, woody half. Line up the top half with the rest of your asparagus and cut at the same place.
3. Place asparagus in boiling water for about 30-60 seconds. You want to remove it when the asparagus is tender, yet still firm.
4. Remove the asparagus from the boiling water and place in the ice bath. This will stop it from cooking. You want to remove the asparagus from the ice bath when it is cold to touch. Be sure not to leave it in too long or it will get water-logged.
5. Serve with some salt and pepper, toss it with your favorite sauce, use the asparagus to add crunch to a sandwich…so many options. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
10 Minutes
Looking for an easy vegetable side dish for dinner and have a lot of asparagus, here is a recipe you can simply rely on. Check out Caitlin cooking fresh asparagus in a simple and quick way to be just ready to accompany mains in a matter of minutes. Crunchy an delectable!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 10 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.06 g0.09%

Saturated Fat 0.02 g0.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 194.8 mg8.1%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.2%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 1 g2.2%

Vitamin A 7.6% Vitamin C 4.7%

Calcium 1.2% Iron 6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Fresh Asparagus Side Recipe Video