Instant Asparagus Snack

This low-calorie vegetable is a powerhouse of fiber, folate, vitamins, A, C, and K. Known for detoxifying properties, this green has shown properties ranging from aiding digestion, healthy pregnancies and lowering blood pressure. Add to omelets, and saute as a tasty and benefit loaded side dish.

Serves 4

Cook time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb asparagus - cleaned, trimmed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp garlic-infused olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. With a knife, cut o the woody part of asparagus stem, that is white and tough. Cut rest of asparagus into equal lengths pieces.

  2. Place the steamer basket into the Instant Pot and pour the water.

  3. Place the asparagus onto the steamer basket.

  4. Sprinkle the asparagus with olive oil and onion powder.

  5. Lock lid into place and set on the STEAMING setting for 3 minutes.

  6. When the timer beeps, press “Cancel” and carefully flip the Quick Release valve to let the pressure out.

  7. Open the lid and adjust salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7 g 11 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 4 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 240 mg 10 %
Potassium 246 mg 7 %
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 11 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 3 g 5 %
Vitamin A 43 %
Vitamin C 7 %
Calcium 30 %
Iron 3 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.