This asparagus recipe had been my “go to” side for years. It’s super simple, healthy, and quick. My favorite part about this dish is the flavorful hint of garlic. When making garlic asparagus most people like to add the asparagus straight into the skillet. I prefer to blanch the asparagus in hot water beforehand. The asparagus cooks faster in the skillet if it’s been blanched.

Garlic AsparagusIngredients:

1 bunch asparagus
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Rinse the asparagus with cold water. Snap off the bottom of each asparagus spear and discard the ends.

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2. In a pot of boiling water, blanch the asparagus for about 2 minutes. Then pour the hot water out to prevent the asparagus from cooking any further.

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3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and stir in the minced garlic for about 1-2 minutes.

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4. Add the blanched asparagus to skillet and cook until tender.

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5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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Garlic Asparagus
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Rinse the asparagus with cold water. Snap off the bottom of each asparagus spear and discard the ends.
  2. In a pot of boiling water, blanch the asparagus for about 2 minutes. Then pour the hot water out to prevent the asparagus from cooking any further.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and stir in the minced garlic for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the blanched asparagus to skillet and cook until tender.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.