Rosemary Steamed Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I threw this together when I was trying to use up some fresh rosemary. The herb really infuses into the asparagus this way. The minty flavor of the rosemary shines here, and is softened a bit if you use the chicken broth instead of the water.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the water or broth, rosemary, lemon juice, and ¼ tsp salt in the bottom of a pot.
  2. Add a steaming basket and put the asparagus into the basket.
  3. Heat to boiling over high heat, reduce heat to medium and steam to desired tenderness.
  4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.


Most Helpful

A lovely way to fix steamed asparagus. The rosemary was evident in the final taste, which I liked. I had hoped for a bit of lemon flavoring but didn't find that. I may add a light sprinkling of lemon zest to the asparagus the next time I make these. And there will be a next time.

BarbryT June 29, 2008

This was excellent. Loved the flavoring of the rosemary. I used water instead of the chicken broth and it worked well. Quick and easy with a wonderful outcome. Can't ask for more.

~Nimz~ May 06, 2007

Really delicious method for cooking asparagus. I used the option of using water as I had no chicken broth, and the aroma was wonderful! The flavours blended beautifully and complimented one another so well. I'll make this again, thanks for a terrific recipe!

~Leslie~ April 02, 2007

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