Lemon Pepper Asparagus

The easiest way to cook asparagus,

I still remember the first time I ever had asparagus, I had no recipe to follow or any idea what I was doing.  Surprisingly everyone asked for the recipe after dinner!  Randomly family member will still text me to ask for this simple recipe because well it’s the easiest and tastiest way most of us have ever had asparagus.  

You only need a few basic ingredients, asparagus, lemon or lime, sea salt and black pepper.  Fresh lemon really gives it a kick of flavor. 

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Clean 15

Asparagus ranks in the Environmental Working Group’s Clean 15 list!  What does this mean?  The EWG tests produce for pesticide residue.  Asparagus is on the list for having little to no pesticide residue.  

“90 percent of conventional asparagus samples had no detectable pesticide residues.”

Clean on the pesticides, easy on the budget. 

When the grocery budget is tight, shopping smart is the key to eating healthy without the stress.  Organic is usually best, but there are many vegetables that even when grown conventionally your exposure to chemicals is minimal.  After all we are all about progress over perfection. 

For more budget friendly tips check out our Kinda Easy Shopping Guide! (and of coarse it’s free) 

Asparagus Health Benefits

Asparagus are packed with minerals, vitamins, and amino acids!  With a small serving you can get a hefty amount of the nutrients our body needs.

Vitamin K

This is a vitamin that keeps the bones strong and dense.  If you research osteoporosis you will see vitamin K in there quite often!  

Vitamin K is also extremely beneficial for heart health! 

“Vitamin K is also a key player in supporting heart health. It helps to prevent hardening of the arteries, including keeping calcium out of your artery linings and other body tissues, where it can cause damage.”  –Dr. Axe

 

Rich in Calcium 

Asparagus is rich in calcium, which makes sense because of its high vitamin K content.  Calcium and vitamin k go together, that’s why health professionals advise against calcium supplementation on its own.  Vitamin K helps the body absorb and use calcium. 

At the end of the day getting in the recommended amount of vegetables doesn’t always workout, but if we’re adding in nutrient rich vegetables we are off to a good start.  After all what the body needs are nutrients.  

easy asparagus recipe

Lemon Pepper Asparagus
Lemon pepper asparagus for an easy healthy side or snack.
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Cook Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb asparagus
  2. 1 tablespoon ghee or butter
  3. 1 lime juiced
  4. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  5. 1 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Rinse the asparagus and chop off any tough white ends.
  2. Melt your ghee on a skillet.
  3. Sear the asparagus for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Make sure to toss the asparagus and cook evenly.
  5. Top with lime juice, sea salt, and black pepper.
  6. Serve with your favorite Kinda Easy dinner.
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2018-05-15T17:47:14+00:00

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