Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 2 mins

Quick & easy - a great way to cook thin asparagus!


  1. Trim the bottom inch or two off the asparagus.
  2. Cut spears in half crosswise.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet.
  4. Add asparagus.
  5. Toss well.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and garlic.
  7. Toss well for one to two minutes.
  8. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Most Helpful

YUMMM!!! I made this last night, and I am going to make it AGAIN tonight! I let my dad try some, since he eats a ton of veggies. He's diabetic and gets bored with the same old tastes, and he LOVED this one for something different. He suggested cutting the stalks into bite sized pieces so they are easier to eat and will be easier to cook, too. THANK YOU for a wonderful idea!!

mom2alex&jake April 02, 2004

I have been making Asparagus this way for years and it is absolutely delicious this way. I like to use kosher salt for texture. Thanks for sharing a great recipe! :)

Little Bee March 28, 2004

Very simple & tasty! Great flavor with a nice crunchy texture on the outside but a bit softer on the inside. I used more garlic, along with garlic salt and pepper. I can honestly say I've only had steamed asparagus and all I can say now is that was a lot of wasted asparagus! This was excellent. Thanks for posting!

-Tulip- March 25, 2004