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Herbed Fresh Asparagus

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In the same skillet, saute garlic and seasonings in oil until tender. Add the asparagus, red peppers and walnuts; heat through.
Nutrition 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.

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  • bjsilve0
    Apr 3, 2014

    Excellent and I don't like asparagus.

  • lisagcjackson
    May 26, 2013

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  • bookhamster
    Feb 18, 2013

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  • cebulas
    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.

  • Syriaca
    May 8, 2011

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  • brookestahl
    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
    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
    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.