This sautéed asparagus side dish is seriously quick to prepare and cook! The asparagus is paired with sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, and basil.
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I love asparagus! A medium spear contains just 0.3g net carbs, and is a good source of antioxidant nutrients, vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, zinc, manganese, and selenium. So it's great for anyone on a low carb or keto diet.
With this recipe I've given it an Italian flair, with added sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, and fresh basil. Go easy on those tomatoes though, the carbohydrates in them add up fast but they provide so much flavor I love using them.
How to Make 10-Minute Sautéed Asparagus
Heat some butter and oil in a cast iron skillet over a medium heat. Snap the woody ends off the asparagus and discard, then add the stalks to the skillet.
Continue to cook for 8 minutes or so, moving the spears around regularly. Once they start to look slightly crinkly, add some sun-dried tomatoes and sliced black olives. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook for another minute to allow the additions to warm through then serve, garnished with fresh basil.
It really can all be done from start to finish in ten minutes!
Check out all my other low carb asparagus recipes!
- 2 tbs butter
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 lb fresh asparagus, woody ends trimmed
- 2 tbs sun-dried tomatoes
- 10 black olives, sliced
- salt and black pepper
- 2-3 fresh basil leaves, sliced
- Heat the butter and oil in a cast iron skillet over a medium heat. Add the asparagus to the skillet.
- Continue to cook for 8 minutes or so, moving the spears around regularly. Once they start to look slightly crinkly, add the sun-dried tomatoes and olives. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cook for another minute to allow the additions to warm through then serve, garnished with fresh basil.
3g net carbs per serving (quarter of the recipe)
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 121Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4.3gTrans Fat 0.2gCholesterol 15mgSodium 279mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 3g
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.