Zesty Par Boiled Asparagus

Kick up your asparagus side dish a notch with some lemon zest and parmesan cheese. Yum!


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Yields: 4 people


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.