RecipesPan-roasted Asparagus with Basil and Lemon

May 26, 2021


Pan-roasted Asparagus with Basil and Lemon

Asparagus likes to be cooked quickly over high heat for that distinct tender-crisp snap! A squeeze of lemon and a handful of basil is all you need to bring out its natural sweetness.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • frying pan


  • 2 bunches of asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup basil leaves, roughly torn
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • a few sprigs parsley, chopped
  • course salt and black pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and a big pinch of salt, and stir until fragrant.
  • Once fragrant, add asparagus and sprinkle with black pepper, turning them with a spatula for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice and basil and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the stove. Sprinkle asparagus with coarse salt and garnish with chopped basil and parsley, and enjoy!