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  • 1 bunch asparagus (medium sized, about 1 lb)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (the most exquisite)
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese (freshly, omit if cooking vegan)
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
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    Calories90Calories from Fat70
    Total Fat8g12%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat70
    Total Carbohydrate3g1%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Wendy Gonell 4 months ago
    It came out good with a little lemon juice as well will probably not make again as I prefer the pan sautéed asparagus better
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    Amber Mansholt 8 months ago
    Excellent! It took all of 5min to prep and cook. Will definitely be in regular rotation.
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    Watty Brouwer a year ago
    I enjoyed this so much. Quick, easy and flavorful! The perfect accompaniment to a sirloin roast and baked potato Sunday lunch.
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    Adrian Saavedra 2 years ago
    The lemon taste is amazing! The thing that I need to still learn better is how to not overcook the asparagus... next time I’ll pay more attention to that, but as taste, this recipe is very easy and quick to prepare. Thanks!
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    Dan Dixon 3 years ago
    very well tasted excellent
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    Lira L. 3 years ago
    It was superb but I had to add my own spin...I used a Persian Lime Olive Oil, with a dash of garlic salt & pepper, 4 drops of lemon juice, and a dollop of Black Truffle Butter. Sauteed via skillet to perfection! Other fresh veggies included celery, cherry tomatoes, and baby bellas. I sauteed shrimp with a similar sauce, minus the garlic salt, bring on the Old Bay...😋
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    Benjamin 3 years ago
    Great! Used more lemon zest and Cheese Than recipe called for. It’s super quick and easy!
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    Ali D. 4 years ago
    ❤ my mom and i loved it.
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    Ali D. 4 years ago
    wonderful side dish. ❤❤❤
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    Shannon Wagner 4 years ago
    Turned out good. Will make again
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    made it without the parmesan. still amazing.
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    Pellegrin 4 years ago
    Delicious- used less lemon zest
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    Michele A.C. 4 years ago
    My family loved it - this wb my go to. Highly recommend, but read on about my substitution. I did make a couple of small changes... After I drained out the water, I returned my skillet pan to the stove* (I kept the asparagus in length) and added EVOO, I didnt have a lemon so I sprinkled lemon pepper and added the zest of an orange, tossed it and added the parmesan cheese, tossed it and put it on a serving dish. * I didn't read the recipe right, but it still came out great!!
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    Samantha G. 4 years ago
    Without the Parmesan cheese, it was still very good.
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    Leandra Hopkins 4 years ago
    This was wonderful asparagus with just a slight crunch to it. Served with baked salmon!
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    Alanathegreat 4 years ago
    Husband said it was perfect! didnt change anything
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    Irene Smith 4 years ago
    This recipe is nice and quick. My entire family loved it- will definitely make again.
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    Shane Millham 4 years ago
    Great quick easy side.
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    Mandy Dinuzzo 4 years ago
    Awesome! Make it all the time now!
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    Geer 4 years ago
    they turned out perfectly cooked. thanks
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    laurelle dodson 4 years ago
    It was good 😊 thanks
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    Mandy 4 years ago
    Good, I added some garlic salt to it for more flavor
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    Barb L. 4 years ago
    Delicious, and so simple!
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    lucy naylor 5 years ago
    That was an awesome way to just cook the asparagus in general. the lemon zest parm combo was good too just make sure to fully drain asparagus. Will make again!
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    Monika Grundy 5 years ago
    The asparagus was crispy a s so delicious! My first time cooking some and I was very pleased. As was my family.
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    Dab Bad 5 years ago
    Really love how simple and very flavorful this turns out. Quick and easy to prepare healthy crunchy refreshing, I didn't add salt though. The Cheese carry enough salt to add the finishing taste. Thank you for this simply awesome recipe.
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    Mary N. 5 years ago
    Really easy, and the lemon really adds to the flavor. Easy enough to pull together when you need a quick side.
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    Corrine M. 6 years ago
    The other reviews are right! I didn't like asparagus until I made it this way. Roasted never did it for me. This way of blanching it really brings out a wonderful flavor in the asparagus, not to mention a beautiful color. Use good quality olive oil for this.
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    Lindsey C. 6 years ago
    This is great! I've always had a hard time with asparagus. This was easy and delicious! I would recommend to a friend.
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    Jacqueline G. 6 years ago
    Asparagus is one of my least favorite veggies on the planet, but I sacrifice my taste buds because its my significant other's favorite veggie. Typically when I oven roast the asparagus, I can eat 2 of the 3 pieces I stick on my plate before pushing it aside in disgust. The recipe from Simply Recipes changes everything though. I actually really, really liked the asparagus prepared this way. So much so that I put a second helping on my plate. It was super easy to prepare, and the flavor was bright and refreshing. This will be my 'go-to' recipe for asparagus now!