Packed with nutrients, this seasonal vegetable is known to help with cancer protection, blood pressure and even anti ageing!
Try this easy side dish recipe with a citrus twist!
Zesty asparagus with parmesan
175g asparagus spears
½ lemon, zest and juice
10g unsalted butter
15g Parmesan shavings
Freshly ground black pepper to serve
1. Trim the asparagus of any woody stalk. Steam the spears for 5-10 minutes or until just tender.
2. Transfer the asparagus to a large bowl and toss with the butter, lemon juice and zest.
3. Pile the spears onto a large serving plate and top with parmesan shavings. Season with freshly ground black pepper before serving.
Marinate asparagus in sesame oil, soy sauce and fresh chilli for an oriental twist.
Replace the Parmesan with vegetarian Cheddar.