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Lemon Asparagus

The asparagus and lemon in this dish provide a great boost to the immune system. And the delicious flavours are a great way to welcome spring and take a sneak peak at summer!


Serves 4

  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 6-8 spears per person
  • Juice & grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Handful fresh herbs (e.g. chives


  1. Break off the woody ends of the asparagus. Hold an end of the asparagus in each hand and bend gently until it snaps. This removes the woody part, which is delicious in stocks or soups.

  2. Wash well.

  3. Steam the asparagus for 5-7 minutes, depending on its thickness, until softened but still with texture.

  4. Mix the lemon juice, grated zest, olive oil and herbs. It's easiest done by shaking the ingredients in a jar.

  5. Drain the asparagus and arrange on plates. Drizzle the dressing over the spears.

  6. Season with salt and pepper, if wished. Serve immediately.

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

15 minutes

Notes & Variations on Lemon Asparagus

You can make this without the oil, but it's not as creamy.


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