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Sauteed Asparagus Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 381 kcal
Author: Bobby Parrish

This is my favorite way to saute asparagus in a pan. The asparagus get blistered on the outside but still stay tender inside. Once cooked, they are tossed in my insane sauce. A mayo based sauce that has so much flavor, it's insane. 



  • 1.5 pounds asparagus
  • ¼ cup red onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • 1/3 cup full fat sugar free mayo
  • 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Tamari soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sambal olek or sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground or Dijon mutard
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • Avocado oil


  1. Make the dressing for the asparagus by adding the mayo to a bowl along with the lemon juice, 1.5 teaspoons tamari, ½ teaspoon sesame oil, sambal, mustard, ¼ teaspoon salt, and a couple cracks of pepper. Mix well and check for seasoning, you may want more spice or lemon juice. Set aside.

  2. For the asparagus, pre-heat a large non-stick pan just below high heat for 2 minutes with 2 teaspoons of oil. Add the asparagus and cook for 7-8 minutes, until blistered on outside, but still crunchy. Add the onions, garlic, pecans and cook for 1 minute. Turn the heat down to medium and add 1.5 tablespoons of tamari, ½ teaspoon of sesame oil, and a ¼ teaspoon of salt to the pan and cook for 30 seconds so the asparagus can steam. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl or platter. Once the asparagus have cooled slightly add enough dressing to coat, and enjoy!

  3. Asparagus will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days, but can not be frozen.

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Recipe Notes

Macros per serving of asparagus, makes 3 servings:
381 calories
6.8 grams of carbs
12.34 grams of total carbs
35.4 grams of fat
7.4 grams of protein
6.8 grams of fiber

Nutrition Facts
Sauteed Asparagus Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 319
% Daily Value*
Fat 35.4g54%
Carbohydrates 12.34g4%
Fiber 6.8g28%
Protein 7.4g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.