Lemon Ginger Asparagus
By :The Complete Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook By Barb Musick
Lemon Ginger Asparagus
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This dish just screams SPRINGTIME to me! The light, bright flavors along with one of my very favorite vegetables create a delicious side dish. You’ll notice I’ve listed a range of measurements for the seasonings. That’s because ginger and lemon can quickly overwhelm the asparagus if you’re not careful. I recommend starting with 1/2 teaspoon of each and tasting after adding the asparagus. It’s easy to add more, but there’s no turning back if you add too much.
Lemon Ginger Asparagus
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Duration less than 15 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Asparagus, Ginger, Lemon Juice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
4-6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pieces bunch asparagus tough ends removed, halved if remaining are longer than 4 inches
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 - 3 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Duration less than 15 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Asparagus, Ginger, Lemon Juice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
4-6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pieces bunch asparagus tough ends removed, halved if remaining are longer than 4 inches
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 - 3 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
Lemon Ginger Asparagus
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Place the asparagus in a steamer basket and put the basket into the Instant Pot®. Add the water. Lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing. Using the Manual or Pressure Cook function, set the cooker to Low Pressure for 0 minutes.
  2. When the cook time is complete, quick release the pressure.
  3. In a serving bowl, stir together the oil, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of ginger.
  4. Carefully remove the lid and add the asparagus to the bowl. Toss to combine. Taste and add the remaining lemon juice and/or ginger, as needed.
Recipe Notes

PER SERVING: Calories: 84; Total fat: 7g; Saturated fat: 1g; Sodium: 294mg; Carbs: 5g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 3g

2 replies
  1. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Jerry,

    Yes, 0 minutes is correct. When you set the Instant Pot to 0 minute pressure cooking time, the asparagus will be cooking while the unit is trying to reach pressure. Once it has, the unit will switch off. You then will have perfectly cooked vegetables. Majority of vegetables or thin noodles are cooked using this method.

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