Minted Lemon Asparagus Recipe -
Minted Lemon Asparagus Recipe
  • READY IN 6 mins

Minted Lemon Asparagus

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"An easy spring side dish that doesn't mask the asparagus's unique flavor, and is done in just 3 easy steps. Top with feta cheese for extra tang, or use slivered almonds for a milder flavor and a little crunch. Serve hot or cold."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    1 min

    6 mins


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice and mint. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the asparagus into the boiling water for about 45 seconds, then remove to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain the asparagus, and place on a serving plate. Drizzle with the lemon mixture, and sprinkle cheese over the top.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 18, 2006

I was a little concerned about the very short cooking time, but it turned out perfectly! The asparagus was crisp ans so flavourful and the sauce wasn't too overpowering. I may try it with fresh mint next time (I prefer the taste of fresh). Yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 26, 2009

Not bad, but not great.


15 Ratings

Dec 01, 2004

This was so good-- the cheese on top definitely gave it a nice tang. Everyone at the table had seconds!

Oct 01, 2006

Wonderful!! I was eating it off of the serving dish with my fingers! Both my brother and husband, who hate asparagus, were gushing over it. The kids didn't think a whole lot of it, but I didn't expect them to. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!!!

Jan 26, 2011

I didn't have any mint but this was still really good. I didn't think 45 seconds would do much but it really does. Thank so much for the recipe!

Sep 17, 2009


May 24, 2006

Different and refreshing. I served with fish and brown rice. Thanks for the recipe!

Mar 24, 2015

I thought this was a great recipe (and super easy!) I used dried mint from my garden, so it was mixture of mints. I prepared the lemon/mint mixture in advance and had the water ready to boil, so it was easy to whip it up while the meat rested. One person suggested there was a bit too much mint, but that could have been due to the time the lemon/mint mixture spent sitting before I cooked the asparagus (It was probably sitting 4 hours or so). The feta added to it as well! Next time might be tasty with some black pepper added as well. Overall, great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 50 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

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

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