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Microwave Fresh Asparagus Recipe

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Microwave Fresh Asparagus Recipe

The microwave makes fast and easy work of cooking asparagus. A bit of onion, garlic, lemon juice, and butter enhance the natural flavor of asparagus.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp butter, cut into 8 pieces


Trim tough root ends from asparagus spears, then cut into 2-inch lengths. Place in microwave-safe bowl with a lid. Sprinkle asparagus with kosher salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Pour in lemon juice and dot with butter.

Cover with lid and microwave on high power for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir to distribute seasonings. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes until asparagus is tender. Stir once more before serving.

Yield: 4 servings

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 5 out of 5
Microwave Fresh Asparagus Recipe, Member sandrabruno

This recipe is superb! The asparagus flavor was enhanced by this method. The preparation was simple and the flavor was delicious. I would make this recipe again, because the taste is not comprimised by this cooking method. In fact, I am passing this recipe on to all of my friends with hectic schedules, as you can make it in a flash!

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