Sauteed Asparagus

Garlic butter sauteed asparagus, how good do they sound? They only take 10 minutes from prep to dinner table and this will make 3 servings. Quick, fresh, and delicious!



  • 10 oz (300g) young asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper
  • lemon juice, optional


  1. Cut the bottom part of the asparagus stems, about 1-2 inches.
  2. Heat up a skillet on medium heat and add the melted butter. Saute the garlic until slightly browned before adding the asparagus. Toss with a spatula to combine well with the garlic.
  3. Add salt and ground black pepper. Add a squirt or two lemon juice, if using. Once the asparagus becomes tender and just cooked, remove from heat and serve immediately. DO NOT overcook the asparagus.


Nutritional Information, per serving: 94 calories, 8g fat, 5g carbohydrates, and 3g protein.


Recipe source: Rasa Malaysia

Molly Walsh

Molly Walsh

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Molly graduated from the London School of Economics in 2019. In her spare time you can probably find her golfing or trying to be inventive in the kitchen.

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