how long to cook asparagus in the microwave

How To Cook Asparagus In The Microwave

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Learn how to cook asparagus in the microwave quickly and easily! You are minutes away from perfect steamed asparagus!

how long to cook asparagus in the microwave

Cooking asparagus in the microwave takes only 3 minutes and results in a very delicious steamed asparagus – without the mess of hot steam and boiling water!   When you try cooking asparagus in the microwave, you’ll see how easy and delicious it is and you’ll eat this nutritious vegetable more often!

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Microwaved steamed asparagus is great served alongside grilled chicken, steak or fish.  It makes a perfect low-carb side dish – packed with nutritious goodness and virtually no calories!

Also, check out my other asparagus recipes:

Microwave Steamed Asparagus

Cooking asparagus in the microwave is the easiest way to prepare asparagus! This is the only microwave asparagus recipe you'll ever need!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, microwave
Cooking Method: Microwave
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 23kcal

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Wash the asparagus and break off and discard the tough bottom ends of the stalks.
  • Put the asparagus and water in a microwave-safe dish, cover and cook on High for 3 minutes.
  • If the asparagus still seems raw after you microwaved it, don't be tempted to microwave it more - it will continue cooking for several minutes on its own after you take it out. Asparagus should still be green and crispy after it's cooked, otherwise it will turn overcooked and mushy.
  • Sprinkle cooked asparagus with salt and pepper to taste. You can also toss it in a little Italian dressing - it goes really well with asparagus!
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Nutrition

Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
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