Steamed Asparagus

This quick and easy asparagus is the perfect side dish for spring.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound)

Kosher salt


  1. Hold both ends of a stalk of asparagus and bend it until it snaps. Then use a knife to trim the remainder of the bunch to match. Discard the trimmed stems.
  2. Pour about an inch of water into a skillet or wok and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Put the asparagus in a steamer basket and season with salt. Set the steamer basket over the boiling water and cook until tender, 4 to 6 minutes depending on the thickness. Transfer the asparagus to a plate and serve. 
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