Lemon Asparagus II

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"Simple, easy, quick and very tasty. Serve with a dab of butter if you wish but they really don't need it."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (223.3 g)
  • Calories 50.1
  • Total Fat - 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 4.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 4.3 g
  • Calcium - 58.6 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 37.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Wash the asparagus and snap off the tough ends (save them for soup)

Step 2

Add 2 cups water to a large saucepan, the saucepan should be large enough that the spears can lay flat

Step 3

Add the lemon slices and oregano to the water, bring to a rolling boil

Step 4

Add asparagus and cook for 3 minutes. The spears will be heated through but will still be crisp.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I came home last night with bunches of asparagus, and just wanted a quick and easy last dinner. I found this recipe and am so glad I did, it was just the thing I wanted..... quick, easy and so good. I quickly toasted some sour dough and poached an egg to serve on top of the asparagus with some butter as well..... and 1,2,3 .... Abracadabra a magical meal! Thanks Bergy!

review by:
(20 Oct 2017)


Quick, easy and delicious!!! What more can you ask for! Thanks for sharing this recipe here Bergy.

review by:
(8 Sep 2013)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

This asparagus is lovely and so quick, couldn't be easier to make. I'll be using this one often, lovely flavour ! Thanks for sharing.

(19 Apr 2012)