If you love olives, try this combination of flavors to liven up simple steamed asparagus. Butter, garlic, lemon juice, and olives give great flavor and take asparagus to the next level.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add asparagus cover, and steam until desired tenderness is achieved, 6 to 9 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in olives and lemon juice; heat thoroughly, but do not boil, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

  • Place steamed asparagus in a serving dish and pour sauce on top. Garnish with lemon zest and serve warm.

Cook's Note:

You can use poblano-stuffed olives instead of pimento-stuffed olives as well.

Nutrition Facts

152.2 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 9.2g 3% DV; fat 12.2g 19% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 127.6mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition