Sauteed Asparagus with Olives and Basil

Full-flavored savory garlic and olives and aromatic basil brighten the crisp asparagus. Cutting the asparagus into short pieces allows them[ to cook quickly.]

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds medium asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces at an angle
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives, slivered
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the asparagus, 1/4 teaspoon salt and some pepper and cook, stirring, until the asparagus is bright green and crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the olives, basil and 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss well. Serve.


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