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Sauteed Asparagus

How to saute asparagus so that it turns out the best ever. Yes, it takes an extra few minutes of "soaking" but no extra hands on time.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 1 lb. asparagus spears
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Rinse with water and pat dry. Snap the ends off of each asparagus spear by gently bending each spear. The spear will snap naturally “where it is supposed to” break off.
  • Place spears in shallow bowl or serving dish, and drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the spears. Let sit for about 30 minutes, while you prepare the other parts of your meal.
  • Preheat the skillet over high heat.
  • Place spears with olive oil into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper if you wish.
  • Saute over medium high heat for about 3 to 5 minutes. Spears will turn a brighter green color as they cook. Toss often.
  • Asparagus should still have a little crunch to it when cooked this way. Enjoy your “Asparagus al Dente!”