Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Lemon Asparagus Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Lemon Asparagus

    Lemon Asparagus. Photo by Bergy

    1/2 Photos of Lemon Asparagus

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    12 mins

    5 mins

    7 mins

    Satisfied Kris's Note:

    I love fresh asparagus! I've had this recipe so long - I'm not sure where it originated. The lemon, tarragon and butter really enhance the flavor. You can leave out the butter and still have a great tasting dish. Thyme can be substituted for the tarragon with excellent results. Hope you enjoy!

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Snap off woody portion of asparagus- cut remaining into 1 inch pieces.
    2. 2
      Place cut asparagus and water in a 1 1/2 quart microwavable bowl.
    3. 3
      Cover and microwave on high for 7 to 8 minutes- drain.
    4. 4
      Add butter, lemon juice and tarragon- toss to coat.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    6. 6
    7. 7
      NOTE: Can also substitute thyme for the tarragon.

    Browse Our Top Vegetable Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 12, 2003


      I never would have thought to use tarragon with asparagus! The lemon, tarragon butter was a wonderful yet subtle complement. I will use more lemon and tarragon next time, but I would suggest starting with the recipe as written.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on February 17, 2010


      Wonderful flavor - do not skimp on the lemon. I followed the recipe except I do not microwave so I baked them in the oven. I put the cleaned, snapped asparagus in a foil lined pyrex dish, Added the other ingredients sealed the foil and baked at 400F for 10 min. I have posted a similar recipe only boiling the asparagus for a few minutes. The asparagus was enjoyed by all Thanks Satisfied Kris 17 Feb 10 This time I steamed the asparagus for 5 minutes, squeezed the lemon on them on the plate and sprinkled on the thyme. Any way you do them they are terrific

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on July 14, 2009


      So yummy I wil definitly be making in the future. Everbody liked it. Thank you, Kris!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (4)

    You Might Also Like...

    View All Vegetable Recipes


    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Asparagus

    Serving Size: 1 (86 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 76.5
    Calories from Fat 54
    Total Fat 6.0 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 57.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 2.8 g

    Ideas from


    Everything Holidays

    Pop a bottle, cook some special dishes and celebrate the season.

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes