Lemon Ginger Asparagus
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.
Servings Prep Time
4-6Servings 5minutes
Cook Time
0minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6Servings 5minutes
Cook Time
0minutes
Ingredients
  • 1pieces bunch asparagustough ends removed, halved if remaining are longer than 4 inches
  • 1cup Water
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 – 3tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 – 1tsp salt
  • 1/2 – 3/4tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
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