Cancer Nutrition Consortium

Lemony Asparagus

A citrusy side dish.

Serves 4.


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus Ends cut off
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper


  1. Slice asparagus, on a bias, into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Heat oil in large sauté pan. Add in asparagus and cook for 5-10 minutes, until bright green.
  3. Add garlic and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Add in water, cover, and let asparagus steam for 2-3 minutes. Remove cover and allow any remaining water to evaporate.
  5. Remove from heat and toss with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 60

Total Fat: 4g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Sodium: 148mg

Potassium: 259mg

Total Carbohydrate: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 3g

Posted on: February 10, 2015

By: Chef John Rico Griffone

Rico Griffone is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked as a consultant for the Culinary Institute’s “Menu for Healthy Kids” Research Program.