Simply Steamed Asparagus

Simply Steamed Asparagus

Side Dish Vegetables Asparagus

Makes even tough asparagus, tender and tasty! Try using vinaigrette dressing in place of the butter too.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 32
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 15m


  • 1 bunch asparagus spears
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups water


  • 1   Place water in the bottom half of a steamer pan set. Add salt and butter, and bring to a boil.
  • 2   Trim the dry ends off of the asparagus. If the spears are thick, peel them lightly with a vegetable peeler. Place them in the top half of the steamer pan set. Steam for 5 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the asparagus, or until asparagus is tender.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 1.2g 2%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 3mg  
Sodium 160mg 6%
Potassium 231mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 4.4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Protein 2.5g 5%
Sugars 2g  
Vitamin A 889IU  
Vitamin C 6mg  
Calcium 33mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 18mg  
Folate 59mcg