Savory Asparagus Recipe
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Savory Asparagus Recipe

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Fresh asparagus dresses up a weeknight meal with aromatic tarragon. Try substituting the asparagus with broccoli for a twist.
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 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 74 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g 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 cook for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the oil, tarragon, onion powder and pepper until blended. Drain asparagus; drizzle with oil mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Savory Asparagus in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p6

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dwinokur User ID: 887938 152687
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

"I don't usually like asparagus, but I enjoy eating asparagus made this way."

tommy21 User ID: 3868374 106405
Reviewed May. 19, 2009

"a good way too keep Asparagus it too boil it for 3 mins then drop it in ice water for 5 mins remove from water let air dry for hour the place in a freezer bag make sure too remove all the air from the bag this will last in freezer for 6 too 9 months"

HARRISL User ID: 3727515 152686
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"That sounds sooooooo good. I will definitely try."

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