Herbed Fresh Asparagus Recipe
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Herbed Fresh Asparagus Recipe

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Basil, rosemary and thyme make for a fresh and flavorful combination in this easy and elegant side dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 66 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute garlic and seasonings in oil until tender. Add the asparagus, red peppers and walnuts; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Asparagus in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p25

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 111568
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"Excellent and I don't like asparagus."

cebulas User ID: 1767033 117054
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I never dress my veggies, this recipe made me realize that I need to! quick and simple, and delicious! A definate keeper."

brookestahl User ID: 442462 184400
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"This is a very tasty way to prepare asparagus... and I am not an asparagus fan at all. I just made this because my husband likes asparagus and I was pleasantly surprised by how the herbs, red peppers and walnuts accentuated the mild-flavored asparagus. I will definitely add this to my list of "keepers"!"

Laurie Otto User ID: 5863445 123641
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"Thanks for another great way to dress up asparagus - one of my husband's favorite vegetables. We will definately have this again!"

bombom26 User ID: 5877737 184399
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"I have made this twice in one week, absolutely fantastic also with green beans. I have used different spices when unable to get to store and it is always good."

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