Nutritious and healthy garlic-butter asparagus

Asparagus make for a quick, healthy and nutritious meal.

Garlic-butter sautéed Asparagus is an easy and healthy asparagus recipe that takes only 10 minutes from preparation to your dinner table.

It is a quick, fresh, and delicious meal. Asparagus is especially healthy for pregnant women as it’s the leading source of folic acid. Asparagus is also packed full of nutrients.


  • 300 g young asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper
  • Lemon juice, (optional)


  • Cut the bottom part of the asparagus stems, about 2 centimetres, and discard.
  • Heat up a skillet on medium heat and add the melted butter. Sauté the garlic until slightly browned before adding the asparagus. Toss to combine well with the garlic.
  • Add salt and ground black pepper. Add a squirt or two of lemon juice, if using. Once the asparagus becomes tender and just cooked, remove from heat and serve immediately.
  • Be mindful not to overcook the asparagus.

This article first appeared in Rasa Malaysia.

Low Bee Yinn is a food blogger and cookbook author.