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Vegetarian green asparagus with citrus mayo
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Sauteed Asparagus WIth Citrus Mayonnaise

This tasty sauteed green asparagus with citrus mayonnaise is ready in less than 20 minutes. Gluten free and vegetarian.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 232kcal
Cost $6/ 3€



  • 400 g green asparagus try to pick the fattest ones with a bright green colour
  • 1 whole orange
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp mayonaise for keto, find a mayo without added sugar
  • salt and pepper


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Remove the thick woody part at the end of the asparagus with a knife and discard (about 1 inch/3cm off the bottom).
    With a small knife begin to remove the tiny leaves on the stalks or peel with a speed peeler.
    Cleaning the asparagus with a knife.
  • Make the citrus mayo by zesting an orange and one lemon into a small bowl with the mayonnaise. Add a squeeze of lemon and a squeeze of orange juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • When the salted water is boiling, add the asparagus and cook until al dente, about 1-3 minutes or until the stalks are tender but still have a little bite to them .
    Remove from the water and dry off on a plate with paper towel.
  • Immediately after drying the asparagus get a large sauté pan hot and add the butter. Toss the asparagus in the foamy butter and season with sea salt and fresh black pepper. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon and orange juice.
  • Serve on a big plate with the citrus mayonnaise just off to the side.
    The finished green asparagus with citrus mayo.


Alternatively, you can peel the stalks of the asparagus with a speed peeler.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1689IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 4mg
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