Asparagus with Lime and Ginger


Definitely a different take on asparagus.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 1/2 pounds asparagus


  • 1 ½ pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh ginger root

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Pour about 1 inch of water into the bottom half of a steamer pan set, and place over medium heat. Place the asparagus in the top half of the steamer pan set; steam until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the asparagus and arrange on a serving platter.

  2. Whisk the lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, ginger, and sugar together in a bowl; stream the vegetable oil into the mixture while whisking. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over the asparagus.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
21g Fat
8g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 398mg 8%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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