- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Parmesan cheese
- Lemon Pepper seasoning
- Prepare the asparagus by washing the stalks and snapping off the ends. (Gently bend the stalk, holding it at both ends. It will naturally snap in the appropriate place. My five-year-old likes to help with this.)
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the asparagus; immediately turn the heat to medium and simmer for 2-2 1/2 minutes (not longer!).
- Drain and put the asparagus in a bowl or back into the pot. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and lemon pepper to taste.
Difficulty: Super easy
Time: The time that it takes to boil water + less than 5 minutes.
Source: I researched many ways to prep and cook the asparagus in cookbooks and online and found this to be one of the easiest and most foolproof; then I tried different combinations of seasonings and settled on this. Perfectly simple.