Microwave Steamed Asparagus Tips

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

What I love about this recipe is the ease of preparation. The asparagus comes out still crisp. To make things easier I use a Tupperware microwave steamer and I have a gadget called "Misto" that you put olive oil in to mist your foods. Cooking time includes standing time.


  1. Clean fresh Asparagus and snap off wooden ends. Discard wooden ends or use in another recipe.
  2. Place water in bottom of steamer.
  3. In steamer basket lay the Asparagus with tips pointing towards the outer edge of basket.
  4. Mist Asparagus with olive oil or drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle with seasoned salt. I usually eyeball this, but it is around 1/2 teaspoon.
  6. Place in Microwave. Microwave on high 2 to 3 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes.
  7. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

This is good and easy to make. I didn't add the oil but just sprinkled it with season salt. We all enjoyed this.

bmcnichol April 26, 2013

Better than french fries! The best 'recipes' are so simple - used roasted garlic olive oil.

FLKeysJen April 19, 2013

This was pretty good. I usually sprinkle about a half teaspoon of sugar and then a couple of teaspoons of butter before microwaving. I think mines a little better. However if you are trying to cut down on trans fat etc. this would be a great substitute. Made for PAC Fall 2012.

CarrolJ October 08, 2012