Steamed Asparagus with Shallots, Garlic, Lemon & Olive Oil

5 mins prep

8 mins steam 

Plant-Based & Gluten Free

Serves 1 person

(or 2 persons, if you're sharing)

Asparagus is a spring vegetable packed with nutritious properties. 


1️⃣it is rich in potassium which promotes healthy blood pressure
2️⃣it is low in calories and can promote weight loss
3️⃣loaded with vitamins such as A, C, E, K, and fiber
4️⃣it has cancer fighting properties; it is detoxifying
5️⃣antioxidant rich
6️⃣anti-ageing properties which help promote a healthy brain
7️⃣it is a natural diuretic and helps rid the body of excess salts

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 shallot 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 5 green asparagus 
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp rock salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of chili flakes 

Method

  1. Cut off the ends of the asparagus, and peel off the asparagus slightly if it is very rough 
  2. Fill your steamer bottom with water up to a 1/3 of the level
  3. Bring to boil 
  4. Once the water is boiling, add your asparagus, topped with chopped garlic & shallots in your steamer basket 
  5. Let it steam for 8 mins (if thick asparagus, but for 3-5 mins if thin asparagus)  
  6. Add the shallots and garlic to your plate
  7. Run the asparagus under cold water to keep the nice green color (optional, otherwise you can just place the asparagus, shallots, and garlic right away on your plate) 
  8. Then add your asparagus to your plate too, and drizzle olive oil, salt, black pepper & chili flakes on top 
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Try these steamed asparagus' with a side of my:

 

YUM Alert!

All my love,

Sarah