Asparagus with Lemon Butter

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a nice, simple side dish for dinner, or for brunch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat salted water to a boil in a large saucepa.
  2. Add asparagus; cook just until tender, about 5 minutes, depending on size.
  3. Drain well, shaking to remove all water.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl; lightly toss with butter, vinegar, lemon zest, and salt to taste.


Most Helpful

These are very delicious! The asparagus is delicately flavored from the lemon, and the vinegar is not too heavy. They are simple to make and quick, too. I cooked mine for just 4 minutes, since I like my asparagus a little crisp. I served these with baked salmon and dijon vinaigrette potatoes. Thanks for the recipe!

Sue Lau August 06, 2003

Very nice. First time using seasoned rice vinegar and I really liked it. Thanks for a really simple to prepare recipe.

~Nimz~ August 14, 2005

I've used this recipe twice now. Once I replaced the seasoned vinegar with fresh squeezed lemon and finely diced Chervil and parsley. Both times I added a few peeled rock shrimp during the last 3 minutes of cook time. Hmmmm good!

amigamaria May April 08, 2005

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