Sauteed Asparagus with Red Peppers & Olives

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins

Delicious as a side dish, this easy saute becomes a simple vegetarian entree tossed with pasta and sprinkled with cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium and add the onion, asparagus and the pepper and saute for about 2 minutes, or until the asparagus becomes tender (but remains crisp).
  2. Toss in the chopped olives and the lemon juice and cook another minute.
  3. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

What a good side dish thanks Dancer, and the only one we needed. The only change we made was to slice the onion into very thin wedges and saute it for a few minutes before proceeding with the recipe. So much colour, so many flavours.

JustJanS April 17, 2003

This is a very unique and delicious combination of flavors!!! I used a shallot instead of a red onion and I loved the sweetness that the shallot and red bell pepper lent to the briny saltiness of the olives and the tang of the lemon. I did salt and pepper my veggies in the beginning before adding the lemon juice and olives. This tasted great and looked wonderful, thanks for the recipe!!

Chef*Lee May 13, 2009

Very nice veggie side, and with all of the veggie colors makes for a beautiful presentation as well. The only change I made was to omit the oil. I started with a hot pan, got the veggies going and then added a few tbsp of water to the pan. Worked beautifully and the veggies still had a sauteed and not steamed taste. The lemon juice was a nice touch and provided a lightness and freshness to the dish. Thank you Dancer for sharing the recipe.

BonnieZ July 13, 2006