Pan-Seared Lemon Garlic and Asparagus (Vegan+GF)

Switch it up from those boring side dishes and and try this zesty, garlicy asparagus.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 - 6 servings


  • 2 pounds a large bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 heads garlic peeled with ends trimmed
  • 1 small lemon quartered
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Wash asparagus in cold water and pat dry very well. Heat olive oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium high heat. Add asparagus and cook for about 2 minutes per side until it starts to brown slightly. Add garlic cloves and continue cooking for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until garlic and asparagus are nicely browned. Add lemon and pour in about 1 inch of water then cover with lid.
  2. Cook for 8 to 12 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated and asparagus is tender.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot.