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.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 9.2g; fat 12.2g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 127.6mg. Full Nutrition
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