This is a quick and easy way to prepare a steamed asparagus side dish in the microwave.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Take each spear of asparagus and break it towards the end, wherever it naturally snaps, to remove woody ends. Place asparagus in a microwave-safe glass container with a lid. Pour in water.

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  • Roll lemon on a flat work surface to release the juices; slice in half. Squeeze each half over the asparagus. Sprinkle with pepper and garlic powder.

  • Cover container and place in the microwave. Cook on high until tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

29 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 7.4g; fat 0.2g; sodium 3.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2019
I added a sprinkle of Romano fresh grated cheese (Parmesan fresh grated works too) and it really peeked flavor...just a sprinkle for flavor and don t smother it.....YUMMMM. My husband who hates vegetables even liked it. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2019
The taste was good, but the asparagus really needed to be cooked a little bit longer. Maybe 8 - 10 minutes. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2018
Super simple and full of flavor. My only complaint is that 5 minutes was too long. It got overcooked and soggy. My micro does seem to be pretty potent though. Next time I will start at 3 minutes and go from there. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2019
The taste was good, but the asparagus really needed to be cooked a little bit longer. Maybe 8 - 10 minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2019
I added a sprinkle of Romano fresh grated cheese (Parmesan fresh grated works too) and it really peeked flavor...just a sprinkle for flavor and don t smother it.....YUMMMM. My husband who hates vegetables even liked it. Read More
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