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Lemony Asparagus With Garlic
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In early Spring, you can go for walks by the Connecticut River in Hadley, Massachusetts and pick the wild asparagus shooting up through the long blades of glass.  Hadley is famous for it’s asparagus production and the asparagus in our region is commonly known as “Hadley grass”.  Fresh asparagus doesn’t need much cooking to make it delicious.  Here is one of my favorite quick ways to prepare it.

For something a little bit more Cretan, here is one of our Mediterranean Diet recipes for asparagus soup from Koula Barydakis

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Lemony Asparagus With Garlic

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Calories 151 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil and water in a frying pan on medium heat.
  • Once the oil/water mixture begins to boil, add asparagus and stir until all asparagus is coated. Bring back to a boil. Salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cover and simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Uncover, add garlic and squeezed lemon juice.
  • Cook uncovered until asparagus begins to get tender, but is still crisp.
  • Remove from heat. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 854IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 3mg
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3 Comments

  1. Lynn March 28, 2022 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Loved this!

  2. Elizabeth April 16, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    This sounds wonderfully delicious. I love, garlic, asparagus, and lemon so it’s perfect for me.

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