Asparagus with Lemon Butter

Asparagus with Lemon Butter

Celebrate spring with this simple vegetable side dish! The size and width of asparagus can vary widely based on seasonality— you may need to adjust cook times accordingly.

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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

3-4 mins

Free Time

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  • 8 medium asparagus (about ½ lb), cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • teaspoon salt
  • Chopped dill, optional


  1. Place the asparagus, butter, lemon zest and salt in the Anyday dish. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the asparagus are fork-tender. 
  2. Toss to coat the asparagus with the lemon butter. Sprinkle with fresh dill, if desired. Serve warm.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Use up any fresh herbs you have on hand! You may substitute the dill with parsley, chives or mint.
  • Add frozen or fresh peas for extra veggies.