Healthy Meal Prep
Steamed Asparagus with Olive Butter Recipe

Steamed Asparagus with Olive Butter


Butter, garlic, lemon juice, and olives liven up simple steamed asparagus in this easy side dish recipe.


  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 pimento-stuffed green olives, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest (Optional)


  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add asparagus cover, and steam until desired tenderness is achieved, 6 to 9 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in olives and lemon juice; heat thoroughly, but do not boil, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Place steamed asparagus in a serving dish and pour sauce on top. Garnish with lemon zest and serve warm.

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Nutritional Information

Steamed Asparagus with Olive Butter

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 152.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 10 %
carbohydrates: 3 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 19 %
fat: 19 %
saturated fat: 37 %
cholesterol: 10 %
vitamin a iu: 42 %
niacin equivalents: 25 %
vitamin b6: 13 %
vitamin c: 24 %
folate: 30 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 27 %
magnesium: 12 %
potassium: 13 %
sodium: 5 %
thiamin: 32 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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