- 1 bunch asparagus (medium sized, about 1 lb)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (the most exquisite)
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (freshly, omit if cooking vegan)
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest (freshly grated lemon rind)
- ground black pepper
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ali D. 17 days ago
❤ my mom and i loved it.
Stella Yiannikourou Y. 20 Jan
made it without the parmesan. still amazing.
Michele C. 25 Dec 2018
My family loved it - this wb my go to. Highly recommend, but read on about my substitution. I did make a couple of small changes... After I drained out the water, I returned my skillet pan to the stove* (I kept the asparagus in length) and added EVOO, I didnt have a lemon so I sprinkled lemon pepper and added the zest of an orange, tossed it and added the parmesan cheese, tossed it and put it on a serving dish. * I didn't read the recipe right, but it still came out great!!
Samantha G. 6 Nov 2018
Without the Parmesan cheese, it was still very good.
Hopkins 11 Aug 2018
This was wonderful asparagus with just a slight crunch to it. Served with baked salmon!
Alanathegreat 7 Aug 2018
Husband said it was perfect! didnt change anything
Irene S. 1 Aug 2018
This recipe is nice and quick. My entire family loved it- will definitely make again.
Shane Millham 16 Jul 2018
Great quick easy side.
Mandy D. 10 Jun 2018
Awesome! Make it all the time now!
Bridget 31 May 2018
they turned out perfectly cooked. thanks
laurelle d. 24 May 2018
It was good 😊 thanks
Mandy 29 Mar 2018
Good, I added some garlic salt to it for more flavor
Barb L. 25 Mar 2018
Delicious, and so simple!
lucy n. 25 Oct 2017
That was an awesome way to just cook the asparagus in general. the lemon zest parm combo was good too just make sure to fully drain asparagus. Will make again!
Lainie 10 Sep 2017
Yummy nice flavor and it is wonderful with a filet and glass of red wine
Monika Grundy 13 Jun 2017
The asparagus was crispy a s so delicious! My first time cooking some and I was very pleased. As was my family.
Jason Brown 19 May 2017
It turned out pretty good. I didn't have the lemon zest though.
Dab Bad 12 Mar 2017
Really love how simple and very flavorful this turns out. Quick and easy to prepare healthy crunchy refreshing, I didn't add salt though. The Cheese carry enough salt to add the finishing taste. Thank you for this simply awesome recipe.
Mary N. 4 Mar 2017
Really easy, and the lemon really adds to the flavor. Easy enough to pull together when you need a quick side.
Gigi 7 Feb 2017
Easy and colorful pictures. For someone who doesn't cook much. This has inspired me to cook things I have never cooked!!! Awesome. Love it.
Corrine M. 1 Jan 2017
The other reviews are right! I didn't like asparagus until I made it this way. Roasted never did it for me. This way of blanching it really brings out a wonderful flavor in the asparagus, not to mention a beautiful color. Use good quality olive oil for this.
Lindsey C. 29 May 2016
This is great! I've always had a hard time with asparagus. This was easy and delicious! I would recommend to a friend.
Jacqueline G. 16 Mar 2016
Asparagus is one of my least favorite veggies on the planet, but I sacrifice my taste buds because its my significant other's favorite veggie. Typically when I oven roast the asparagus, I can eat 2 of the 3 pieces I stick on my plate before pushing it aside in disgust. The recipe from Simply Recipes changes everything though. I actually really, really liked the asparagus prepared this way. So much so that I put a second helping on my plate. It was super easy to prepare, and the flavor was bright and refreshing. This will be my 'go-to' recipe for asparagus now!
Mary H. 15 Feb 2016
Made these last night. I am always looking for something else to do with asparagus. This recipe was simple, fast and delicious. Will definitely use again.
Alina R. 12 Feb 2016
Delicious, quick and easy! Subtle flavor a that meld together wonderfully. I would add flavorings to taste.
Lee R. 8 Oct 2015
I just finished eating simply delicious asparagus. What a surprise that the simplicity of this dish would be so tasty. The blanching made them tender, the lemon zest was subtle and the parmesan made them fresh and delish. I wanted more.