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  • 1/3 lb fresh asparagus
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • black pepper (to taste)

1 veggie per serving


  1. Rinse asparagus & break off any tough, white bottoms.
  2. Cut into 1-2 inch sections, slicing the asparagus at a slight diagonal.
  3. Fill medium sized pan half way with water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the asparagus and reduce heat slightly to a simmer.
  5. Parboil the asparagus for exactly 2 minutes.
  6. Drain hot water.
  7. While asparagus is still hot, measure out 1 cup and toss them in a bowl with the lemon juice and zest and add pepper to taste.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.