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Savory Asparagus

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Jun 11, 2018

    This was good but really needed some salt, maybe some garlic. This is our preferred way of making asparagus, it tastes juicy and crisp.

  • somannaranjo
    Nov 16, 2011

    No comment left

  • dwinokur
    Dec 3, 2010

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

  • tommy21
    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

    May 18, 2009

    That sounds sooooooo good. I will definitely try.