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Rosemary Lemon Asparagus

Asparagus is simple and easy to sauté on the stove!  My version brings out the natural flavor with Rosemary and Lemon.  I hope you enjoy this Lemon Rosemary Asparagus as much as I do!

Lemon Rosemary Asparagus

Happy Thursday again!

How has your short week been?

Today I’m sharing with you one of my go-to side dishes. You know the type that is so good you make it over and over again.

My Rosemary Asparagus with a hint of lemon is that dish for me.

Although it seems most festive and appropriate in spring and summer, I really make it year-round.

Lemon Rosemary Asparagus

I start with beautiful fresh asparagus and rosemary from my garden.

I try to find the thinner asparagus because I think it tastes and looks better.

Lemon Rosemary Asparagus

Next I heat up a pan to medium heat.  I add the olive oil, rosemary and asparagus to the pan.  I stir mine well and put a lid on it to get some steam action.

In the last minute of cooking, I make a hole for the garlic and quickly sauté it.  I then stir it all together and allow the flavors to infuse.

That is my little trick to make sure you don’t scorch the garlic.

Lemon Rosemary Asparagus

The finished product is so flavorful and easy!

Lemon Rosemary Asparagus

Happy cooking!

Lemon Rosemary Asparagus

Asparagus is simple and easy to sauté on the stove! My version brings out the natural flavor with Rosemary and Lemon. I hope you enjoy my Lemon Rosemary Asparagus as much as I do!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, 1 pound, woody ends removed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced rosemary, approx. 6 inch sprig
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 cloves
  • 1 small lemon, squeezed (or half of a large one)
  • garnish: lemon slices and rosemary sprig


  • Add olive oil to a sauté pan (with a cover) and heat to medium heat.
  • Add the asparagus, rosemary, salt and pepper to the pan and sauté.
  • Cover and allow to cook for about 6-7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus. Remove lid and stir occasionally.
  • Make a hole in the middle of the pan and add the garlic. Sauté until just starting to become fragrant (about 20 seconds.) Reduce heat to low and mix together the garlic and asparagus and squeeze the lemon over the dish. Cook for an additional minute or until desired crispness. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Garnish with addition lemon and rosemary. Serve immediately.


If you don't have fresh rosemary, substitute a teaspoon of dried rosemary.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Have a bright and beautiful day friends!

I hope you will come back again tomorrow.  It’s the end of the month and I’m sharing my  monthly update.  Despite some challenges, May has been a really good one for me!

Your turn!

What is a side dish you always make?

Asparagus- crispy or well cooked?

By | 2018-06-28T14:26:15-04:00 May 28th, 2015|All Vegetarian, Food, Lunch, Side Dishes|29 Comments


  1. […] also making a super really easy oven asparagus recipe.  I’d always made my asparagus on the stovetop but LOVED the idea of popping it in the oven.  So I got the details from my Dad and this is […]

  2. Miz Helen June 2, 2015 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    I just love the combination of seasons for this awesome Rosemary Asparagus. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday, I just pinned this recipe it looks so good! Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for the pin! That means a lot to me!

  3. Beth June 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I LOVE asparagus with lemon! So fresh–perfect not only for spring, but also warm summer days when you want a side dish that’s crisp and vibrant. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Beth! Perfect for the summer. Thanks for stopping by today.

  4. Rachel June 1, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Love asparagus!

  5. Tina muir June 1, 2015 at 7:42 am - Reply

    What a delicious combination Julie! I love that! Mmmm I bet this is perfect for a summers day cookout! Thanks for linking up 🙂

  6. I can pretty much guarantee I am going to love it…I usually roast my asparagus and then add lemon juice over the top so my family is bound to love your recipe too! 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for sharing this with us over at #FoodieFriDIY!

  7. Eva May 30, 2015 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Asparagus is one of my most favorite side dishes. Especially when company is coming over. It looks so sophisticated.

  8. Farrah May 30, 2015 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Yay for asparagus! I only recently started eating more asparagus again (not for any conscious reason; I just never knew how to prepare em’, haha). I’ve never tried rosemary with it though! *-*

    • JulieWunder May 31, 2015 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      Glad you got back into it. It’s one of my favs 🙂

  9. Sarah May 29, 2015 at 11:48 am - Reply

    This sounds so fresh and delicious! Not sure I have ever tried rosemary and asparagus together. My oldest and I love asparagus and I have rosemary growing in the garden so I will have to try it!

    • JulieWunder May 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      It’s a dream combo in my world! Thanks for stopping by today!

  10. Beverley @ sweaty&fit May 28, 2015 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Fresh rosemary looks so much better! I always go with the pre dried flakes and its never that great.

    • JulieWunder May 30, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      I love fresh herbs. I grow them in the summer, so this time of year is so much easier to do it! I sometimes have to used dried in the winter too 🙂

  11. Jamie May 28, 2015 at 9:21 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Yes! I’ve been so excited for this recipe!! I will be making it for my BBQ on Saturday!! I love when asparagus is crispy, but it’s one of my favorite veggies so I will it eat pretty much in any way shape or form. Haha. I usually make a quinoa and brussel sprouts salad which is a great side dish for any event in my mind! Hope you have a great Thursday!!

  12. Jess @hellotofit May 28, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I usually just saute asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper, but adding lemon and rosemary sounds delish!

    • JulieWunder May 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jess! It’s a yummy combo. And I always have rosemary and lemon on hand!

  13. Annmarie May 28, 2015 at 8:32 am - Reply

    LOVE asparagus with lemon but never thought to add rosemary, genius! Thanks so much for linking up tomorrow 🙂

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm - Reply

      Rosemary works so well with asparagus in my opinion! I hope you like it!

  14. I love roasted asparagus but can’t decide whether I like thick or thin better. I use a lemon flavored olive oil-yum!

  15. jill conyers May 28, 2015 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Oh I love asparagus. The flavor combination of lemon and rosemary sounds wonderful!

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jill! I think the lemon just brightens it up!

  16. Blane Sherer May 28, 2015 at 6:19 am - Reply

    I often eat asparagas so I will give this a try.
    As for the short week : no short week for me; I worked Monday as usual. I often have to work Holidays. I’m used to it.

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      I totally understand! Hope you have a nice weekend.

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