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Lemon Asparagus Recipe

Lemon Asparagus Recipe

Clarice Scheeringa of Ripon, California shares this dressed-up asparagus. "I live in the heart of asparagus country, so I'm always on the look out for new ways to serve it," she explains. "Lemon and a touch of tarragon make it a quick elegant side dish."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Pinch dried tarragon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. Place asparagus and water in a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Add butter, lemon juice and tarragon; toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 43 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein

Reviews for Lemon Asparagus

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Great side dish, especially on a summer cookout."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"A fast, easy and tasty way to fix asparagus. I don't use the tarragon, but the asparagus is still delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"great side in very little time!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"I'm not a huge asparagus fan, and only have a few recipes for it that I really like. This is one of them. Even the Asparagus lovers raved!"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"My family loved asparagus this way. In fact, they even asked for seconds and that was a first."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"ok, now I really like Asparagus will keep using this recipe it was great!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"We made this to go with our ham for Easter dinner. The flavors marry perfectly, allowing the fresh asparagus taste to come through, rather than overwhelming it as so many recipes do. Everyone, even those who did not usually care for asparagus, loved this one. It will make a great veggie dish for BBQ also."

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