Microwave Asparagus

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For a healthy side dish with little clean-up, try this quick and delicious microwave asparagus. Wrapping the asparagus in damp paper towels allows it to steam quickly and easily, whilst retaining its color.

recipe updated Mar 13, 2020


  • Asparagus icon
    3¼ cups
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
    as needed
  • Ground sumac icon
    Ground sumac
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Pecorino cheese icon
    Pecorino cheese
    about ¼ cup (38g)


  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Paper towels
  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Serving plate

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  1. Line a clean plate with paper towels
  2. Layer with asparagus evenly
  3. Sprinkle with kosher salt and ground sumac
  4. Roll up the paper towel with the asparagus inside
  5. Cook in microwave until tender - 4 min, high heat
  6. Allow to sit in the microwave for 1 minute before removing
  7. Remove
  8. Gently unfold the towel and allow any steam to escape
  9. Transfer vegetables to serving plate
  10. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
  11. Sprinkle with pecorino cheese
  12. Serve immediately
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