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Zesty Par Boiled Asparagus

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

12 minutes


4 servings


1 bunch asparagus
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Wash asparagus and break off bottoms.
  2. Cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces, on the diagonal.
  3. Fill a medium-size saucepan halfway up with water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the asparagus, reduce heat to a simmer and cook asparagus for 2 minutes.
  5. In a medium sized bowl combine oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  6. Toss asparagus in sauce.
  7. Top with parmesan cheese and serve.
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