Sauteed Lemon Garlic Asparagus Recipe

Sauteed Lemon Garlic Asparagus Recipe

Spring is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy this Sauteed Lemon Garlic Asparagus Recipe. A simple, quick Italian side dish. Ready in 10 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword how to saute asparagus, sauteed asparagus, sauteed asparagus recipe
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 124kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 1 pound asparagus fresh, 15 spears, bottom trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon freshly squeezed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Romano or Parmesan cheese grated


  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the olive oil.
  • Add asparagus and saute for about 3-5 minutes (should be crisp tender).
  • Add minced garlic cloves and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and serve hot.


Total time of cooking must be adjusted to the size of the asparagus.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2.5mg