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Asparagus with Gremolata Sauce

This simple asparagus recipe features parsley, garlic and lemon!
Asparagus with Gremolata Sauce

Recipe Source: What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl


  • 2 cups asparagus (washed and trimmed)
  • 1 garlic large clove (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons margarine (or butter)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Cook asparagus in a large pot of boiling water until tender, about 4 minutes.
  2. Drain: rinse with cold water to cool quickly, and drain again.
  3. Pat dry; wrap in a paper towel and then plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  4. Melt margarine in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add lemon peel and garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  6. Add asparagus and toss to coat.
  7. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Sauté until asparagus is heated through and coated with Gremolata sauce, about 3 minutes.
  8. Transfer to platter. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Serving Size: 6 ounces
Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3 mg
Total Carbohydrate3 g
Dietary Fiber2 g
Total Sugars1 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein2 g
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