Our Go-To Side Dish

Over the past year or so, Josh and I have been eating more asparagus. When we first started dating, asparagus was in the first meal that I ever cooked for him. It was only after that meal (and a few more dates) that I found out that asparagus was not his favorite thing to eat. I continued to cook it anyway, but it took a little while until I found my groove in the asparagus department. Once I did though, I was amazed at how easy it was.

Seriously, it as easy as 4 quick steps. Before you start, you need to grab your asparagus, olive oil, butter, and salt and pepper. Once you've gathered up your ingredients, you're all set!

First, cut the ends off of the asparagus. You can do this either by breaking them off with your hands or cutting them off with a knife. Sometimes I break them, but this time I did a rough chop.

Second, heat a saute pan over medium-high heat and place in the asparagus.

Third, add a drizzle of olive oil (approximately 1-2 tbsp), the butter (approximately 1-2 tbsp) and salt and pepper to taste.

Fourth, allow the asparagus to saute over the medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until tender.

Then, serve with your favorite main course - maybe butter chicken, or your favorite weeknight steak or salmon dish. This whole process takes about 15 minutes and is so easy as a quick addition to any meal!

Are you a fan of asparagus? Do you cook it on the stove top or do you prefer to roast it in the oven? I'd love to hear how you like to prepare asparagus!



  1. Love this! Mike and I are also big asparagus fans... and we probably eat it too often. I always roast mine with some olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, pepper, and parm cheese. Definitely going to try this way to mix it up though :)


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