An easy spring side dish that doesn't mask the asparagus's unique flavor, and is done in just 3 easy steps. Top with feta cheese for extra tang, or use slivered almonds for a milder flavor and a little crunch. Serve hot or cold.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 min
total:
6 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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  • In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice and mint. Set aside.

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the asparagus into the boiling water for about 45 seconds, then remove to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain the asparagus, and place on a serving plate. Drizzle with the lemon mixture, and sprinkle cheese over the top.

Nutrition Facts

50 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 5.7g; fat 2.1g; cholesterol 8.3mg; sodium 107.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2006
I was a little concerned about the very short cooking time but it turned out perfectly! The asparagus was crisp ans so flavourful and the sauce wasn't too overpowering. I may try it with fresh mint next time (I prefer the taste of fresh). Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2009
Not bad but not great. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2006
I was a little concerned about the very short cooking time but it turned out perfectly! The asparagus was crisp ans so flavourful and the sauce wasn't too overpowering. I may try it with fresh mint next time (I prefer the taste of fresh). Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2004
This was so good-- the cheese on top definitely gave it a nice tang. Everyone at the table had seconds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2006
Wonderful!! I was eating it off of the serving dish with my fingers! Both my brother and husband who hate asparagus were gushing over it. The kids didn't think a whole lot of it but I didn't expect them to. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2011
I didn't have any mint but this was still really good. I didn't think 45 seconds would do much but it really does. Thank so much for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2009
Great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2006
Different and refreshing. I served with fish and brown rice. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2009
Not bad but not great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2015
I thought this was a great recipe (and super easy!) I used dried mint from my garden so it was mixture of mints. I prepared the lemon/mint mixture in advance and had the water ready to boil so it was easy to whip it up while the meat rested. One person suggested there was a bit too much mint but that could have been due to the time the lemon/mint mixture spent sitting before I cooked the asparagus (It was probably sitting 4 hours or so). The feta added to it as well! Next time might be tasty with some black pepper added as well. Overall great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2017
made a 12 serving version - only change was I used fresh mint leaves instead of dry leaves. Everyone really enjoyed it. Yes I would make it again. Read More
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