TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Parsley Flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Basil Leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook asparagus in boiling water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well and place in serving dish.
  2. Combine parsley, basil, pepper and butter; pour over asparagus. Sprinkle with tomatoes and cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Herbed Green Beans: Use fresh green beans, stem ends snapped off, in place of the asparagus.
Originally published as Herbed Asparagus in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Spring 2009, p48

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