Asparagus with Butter and Garlic

My favorite time to prepare asparagus is when fresh asparagus is in season in the spring here. Regardless, asparagus is one of my favorite veggies, and it is so easy to prepare. If you’re looking for a quick asparagus dish, this is very quick and simple.

For this recipe, you will need:

~ asparagus
~ butter (approx. 1 Tbsp) – you can use vegan butter 
~ fresh garlic, sliced or minced (as desired!)
~ salt & pepper (to taste)

Tip – store your asparagus standing in water to keep it fresher longer!

Start by washing the asparagus and removing the hard ends of the stems.  We usually do this by hand (rather than slicing off the ends), but you can do it either way.  You simply bend the end of the asparagus, and the harder part will break off.

Start by melting the butter in a pan.

Mince up a couple cloves of fresh garlic.  I like to make slices or mince, and you can really use as much as you like – sometimes I go heavy on the garlic! Ideally you should saute the butter and garlic for a minute or two before adding in your asparagus.

Add in your aspargus, and remove from heat as soon as the asparagus begins to appear “wrinkly” or starts to turn brown. This should be about 5 minutes or less.  We like our asparagus cooked lightly, just enough so that it doesn’t get stringy or tough, and stays fresh and crunchy.  You can always test pieces as you are cooking the dish.

Add salt and pepper to taste (we are fans of Himalayan salt).

Best served right after cooking.

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12 Comments
  • Amanda Dixon
    August 11, 2021

    This is the best way to prepare asparagus! The butter adds such a decadent touch.

  • Serena
    August 11, 2021

    I’m such an asparagus lover! This is such a simple and quick side dish, yum

  • Jean
    August 11, 2021

    I love this with lots of garlic! Simple recipe yet so satisfying especially on my busy nights.

  • Millie Mae
    August 11, 2021

    Yum I love asparagus and butter! The perfect pair for a delicious and nutritious side – That’s what I like to see 🙂 thank you!

  • debra p
    August 11, 2021

    I actually love veggies more than anything so I need to try this recipe. Asparagus is so healthy and one of my faves!

  • Laura le Roux
    August 11, 2021

    So yum. Fresh asparagus are so delicious.

  • Melanie Varey
    August 11, 2021

    Asparagus in season is hard to beat. It is just so tasty and delicious. A lovely fresh recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Anaiah
    August 12, 2021

    Yum, this asparagus is perfect and so delicious! Definitely making this as a dinner side more often.

  • proseccobefore7
    August 12, 2021

    I make this dish all the time! My husband and I love asparagus and there is nothing better than the simplicity butter, salt and garlic provide. Amazing side dish!

  • Melanie williams
    August 12, 2021

    Oh my gosh this looks really yummy! The way that you have presented the recipe too is very pretty, so we will deffo be giving this a go for sure x

  • Everything Enchanting
    August 14, 2021

    Make any veg with garlic and butter and I’ll eat it! I’ve never had asparagus with this butter, garlic combo, so will surely try out this recipe 😍

  • Lily
    August 14, 2021

    I haven’t had asparagus in a while! I need to pick some up for dinner this week.