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Seasoned Asparagus

Our Test Kitchen used lemon juice and a pinch of mint to give a light fresh taste to tender asparagus. The pretty spears cook quickly in the microwave.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dash white pepper


  • Place asparagus and water in a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Combine butter, mint, salt, lemon juice and pepper. Drizzle over asparagus; toss to coat.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 41 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • joanneharrington
    Dec 11, 2009

    It had a light and simple taste. I used fresh mint instead. However, it didn't particularly stand out.