Honey-Lemon Asparagus

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jan. 06, 2023
Everyone who tastes my glazed asparagus takes a second helping, so I usually double the recipe. For another option, try using a root vegetable such as turnip or parsnip. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
Honey-Lemon Asparagus Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Additional sea salt, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Add asparagus in batches; cook, uncovered, 1-2 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the next 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Transfer asparagus to a large bowl; drizzle with glaze and toss gently to coat. If desired, sprinkle with additional sea salt.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 73 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.