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Keto Quick Asparagus Sauté Recipe

Louise Hendon | June 30
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In our modern world, sometimes speed is the name of the game. But getting food fast doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on nutrition and taste. This keto quick asparagus saute recipe takes just five minutes to prepare.

How to Pick a Great Bunch of Asparagus

You’re at the store, and asparagus is on sale. You want to pick some up, but which batch is best?

I feel your pain. Produce selection can be daunting, and it can be tempting to just grab whatever is closest and assume that asparagus is asparagus.

It doesn’t have to be rocket science. Here are some things to look for when you’re shopping for this keto asparagus recipe.

  • You want them to be firm. If you were to bend the stalk, it should snap easily.
  • That being said, you’re not looking for bamboo. The bottom of the stalk should show some moisture. If they seem woody, keep looking.
  • The top of the spear should be tightly closed, with a dark green or purple hue. When they take on a yellow tinge, they’re getting past their prime.
  • The tips should also be firm, not mushy. Too-soft tips are also an indication the veggie has seen better days.
  • Like any produce, avoid asparagus that is wilted, discolored, or mottled.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the thickness of the stalks has nothing to do with quality. You may have a preference according to how you’re planning on using the asparagus. I like thicker stalks for sautéing, but thinner stalks are nice to chop up for salad.

Colored Asparagus

Fairly uncommon in America, asparagus can sometimes be found in white or purple.

The white asparagus is the same variety as the green but is grown in the dark. They’re a bit milder in taste, and more expensive.

Purple asparagus is a different variety. It has less fiber and more sugar, so it tastes sweeter. The coloring comes from anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants.

More Quick Keto Meals

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Keto Quick Asparagus Sauté Recipe


  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Side Dish, Dinner, Lunch
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 16 asparagus spears, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil, to cook with
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a frying pan on high heat.
  2. Add in the chopped asparagus and sauté for 5 minutes on high heat.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 4 g

Nutrition

  • Calories: 203
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 0 g

Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.