This beautiful asparagus side dish will add color and flavor to your favorite meal!

Sautéed Asparagus with Garlic

Prep: 10 minutes • Cook: 35 minutes
Serves: 10

      • 5 pounds asparagus (about 5 bunches), bottoms trimmed
      • 6 tablespoons Our Family olive oil
      • 3 teaspoons Our Family butter
      • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped (3 tablespoons)
      • 1-¼ teaspoons grated lemon zest
      • ¾ teaspoon Our Family salt
      • ¾ teaspoon Our Family ground black pepper
      • Lemon slices for garnish (optional)
  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add 1/3 of the asparagus to water and cook 1 minute. With tongs, immediately transfer asparagus to large bowl filled with ice water. Once cooled, drain asparagus. Repeat process 2 times, returning water to boiling before adding asparagus.
  2. In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil and 1 teaspoon butter over medium-high heat. Add 1/3 of the asparagus and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is tender-crisp and heated through, stirring frequently. Transfer asparagus to large bowl; keep warm. Repeat process 2 times.
  3. Toss asparagus with lemon zest, salt and pepper. Place asparagus on large serving platter and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
114 Calories, 9g Fat (2g Saturated), 3mg Cholesterol, 99mg Sodium, 6g Carbohydrates, 3g Protein