Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 lb. of asparagus

  2. 2 tbsp. of the most exquisite extra virgin olive oil

  3. 2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  4. 1 tsp. lemon zest (freshly grated lemon rind) Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Wash asparagus, break off tough, white bottoms and cut them into 1 to 2 inch sections, slicing the asparagus at a diagonal.

  2. Fill a medium sized saucepan half way with water, bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and reduce heat slightly to a simmer. Parboil the asparagus for exactly 2 minutes. Drain the water.

  3. Toss the asparagus (while they are hot) in a bowl with the olive oil, Parmesan, and lemon rind.

  4. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or room temperature. Image courtesy of<


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