Asparagus with Dill Butter Recipe

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Asparagus is one of my favorite spring vegetables, and I’m so glad it’s asparagus season once again! In this recipe, the addition of garlic, dill, and butter keep it bright but satisfying. Even with the butter, it clocks in under 80 calories per serving! Serve it alongside grilled chicken or fish for a light lunch or dinner.



1 lb asparagus

2 Tbsp butter

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill

salt & pepper



Wash asparagus and snap off tough base. It should break pretty naturally.

On a microwave-safe plate, place asparagus and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp water.

Microwave for about 1.5-2.5 minutes, depending on thickness. (1.5 minutes for thin spears, 2.5 for thicker spears.)

Meanwhile, heat sauté pan over medium heat.

Add butter and garlic. When butter has melted, add dill and asparagus.

Toss together and cook for about 2 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Nutrition: (4 servings)

79 calories, 6 grams of fat, 5 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 1 grams sugar, 3 grams protein