Lemon Asparagus

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by Satisfied Kris

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!

Top Review by Lorac

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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