Another healthy and delicious lunch! This is my favorite way to prepare asparagus, I learned how to do it with my friend Hope in the 7th grade. We used to get into the craziest shenanigans! One of our favorite pastimes was to get together and blow all of our money at the grocery store and then cook, bake, or barbecue. Once we even made an almost one foot tall layer cake with homemade buttercream frosting complete with strawberry filling in between the layers and polka dot decorations. Looking back those things are kind of strange for 7th graders to be interested in.
Anyways, this asparagus was on one of our barbecue days. Its very simple, grill (or saute like I did this time in the absence of a grill) the asparagus in olive oil for only a few minutes. Sometimes when I eat asparagus it is really stringy and not very good to eat because it was cooked to long. I like to leave it so the vegetable is still bright green and crunchy. Plus, as a side note, the less you cook vegetables the healthier they are for you. Many vitamins and nutrients break down when they come into contact with heat so the less cooking = the better. After grilling for a few minutes I simply sprinkled it with sea salt and pepper then squeezed a lemon on top. The Spinach is just simple spinach sauteed in garlic and olive oil. The meal only took about five minutes to prepare.
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Chopped garlic