Crispy asparagus with extra garlic is the perfect side dish to almost any meal.
Sometimes the hardest part about putting a meal together is figuring out what side dishes to make, or how to add more vegetables. That’s when you’re glad you pinned this recipe to your vegetable and side dish boards. Pin it by hovering over any image.
This Garlic Asparagus goes with almost everything, it’s so easy to make, and it’s delicious! I served this along side my Sweet Ginger Chicken. It would also be great with my Thai Basil Beef, Beef Roast with Horseradish Sauce, or even served at breakfast along side my Grain-free Quiche Lorraine. Now that would be a brunch made in heaven!
I feel a little guilty about posting recipes this easy. It’s almost like I wasn’t really trying, and I have mom guilt about it. But, this dish is so good to have in your arsenal that I want it in my recipes tab!
I like my veggies on the still crispy, crunchy side, and sometimes with asparagus that means it can be a little bitter. That’s what all this garlic is for, it’ll balance out the bitter taste. In the picture below you can see the asparagus has not even started to wilt, and there is definitely loads of garlic in there.
I should also mention (sorry if you’ve already read this a million times!)…I use a garlic press. That means the garlic will be stronger tasting. If you’re going to mince it you will probably need to use more garlic, almost double.
Okay, lets get to that recipe. I hope you enjoy it!
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 2 cloves of garlic
- In a large skillet warm the oil over medium heat.
- While oil is warming, cut the tough ends off the asparagus.
- Toss asparagus in the oil and allow to cook for 5 min. Gently toss asparagus every couple minutes. Continue to cook until asparagus has slightly softened to your liking.
- Add garlic and toss asparagus so garlic evenly coats the asparagus. Cook for about 30 seconds, or until garlic becomes golden brown without burning. Remove from heat and serve while warm.