Garlic-Sauteed Asparagus Recipe -
Garlic-Sauteed Asparagus Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Garlic-Sauteed Asparagus

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"This is a very quick and healthy vegetable side dish. Even my son, who is very picky, loves this. It works well as a snack with wine, as an appetizer, or as a side dish, especially for Asian-inspired dishes."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a wok or skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic and decrease heat to medium. Cook and stir garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add asparagus, soy sauce, and water to garlic; cook and stir until liquid is mostly evaporated, about 3 minutes. Cover wok and cook until asparagus are tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 10 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 21, 2014

I'm always looking for new ways to prepare asparagus because I eat it quite often. This is quick, easy, and very flavorful. I like the Asian twist. I served this with grilled salmon and it was the perfect meal. Thanks for the great recipe naturalbornhealer!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 25, 2015

Good flavor, but not convincing enough for my kids to love it. I personally would make these again. I did steam them x5 minutes. They were a little too soft. I will definitely steam them for a little less time, as aldente is better.


9 Ratings

Feb 13, 2015

spot on directions, a nice change from the parm or lemon asparagus recipes. served with shrimp and crab delight from this site. good stuff.

Mar 29, 2015

Superb! Garnished them with a light sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes.

May 29, 2014

I made this for my family this evening for dinner, my first time cooking asparagus on a stove top and it was delicious. I quadrupled all liquids to end with a little sauce to put over brown rice and it was perfect! My husband and kids loved it, we will be using this recipe often.

Mar 08, 2015

I was looking for a simple way to fix asparagus and something different. Loved this recipe. My husband loved it too!

Apr 29, 2014

Really easy and really good and not as much butter and or oil as the other recipes!!!


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  • Calories
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 454 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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