Asparagus with Lemon Butter

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// Asparagus with Lemon Butter

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

3-4 mins

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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.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 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. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 3-4 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.
  • Add the asparagus to cooked paste, or into scrambled eggs.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe works great with plant-based butter and any other zest you may have available such as orange or lime.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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