Asparagus With Parmesan
An easy side dish ready in under 10 minutes!
Asparagus season is right around the corner and we can hardly wait! Did you know that asparagus season is celebrated with festivals across the country and even around the world? In the U.S., you can generally find asparagus at the grocery store year-round. But we love to up our intake of this flavorful veggie in the spring when it’s plentiful and at its most delicious.
Nutritional Benefits of Asparagus
Asparagus is a nutrient-dense vegetable low in calories and contains virtually no fat, cholesterol, or sodium. What you will find in asparagus are nice amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, zinc, fiber, iron, copper, and manganese. It’s also an excellent source of folate, which is important for heart health and blood cell reproduction.
So are you ready to get cooking with asparagus? We collaborated with our brand partner, the Military Produce Group, to bring you an easy yet delicious asparagus recipe.
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 1 cup water
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- Wash asparagus and break off the stems. (To trim asparagus, gently bend each spear until it snaps).
- Place asparagus in a hot pan with water and garlic. Cover with lid and cook for 4-6 minutes.
- Remove lid and drizzle asparagus with olive oil and top with parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.
Serve Asparagus With Parmesan alongside your favorite protein. This side dish pairs especially well with brown rice and fish. Whatever you serve it with, you’re sure to enjoy it!
Do you have a favorite asparagus recipe? Tell us what it is in the comments below.