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Lemon Asparagus with Caramelized Shallots

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  • Author: Stefan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegan


These Lemon Asparagus with Caramelized Shallots are the perfect spring vegan side dish! Give it a try!


  • 1 bunch of asparagus (mine had 17 spears), bottom inch cut off, and tough skin removed from about two inches below the tip on down
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice of half a small lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of neutral oil (canola, vegetable, grapeseed)


  1. Heat the oil and shallot in a large skillet over medium heat. When things start to sizzle, add the garlic. Cook for 5 minutes or so, until the shallot gets dark golden brown and starts to caramelize.
  2. Turn the heat up to medium high, and add the asparagus, let it cook a little, and toss it in everything to coat. Turn the heat back down to medium, add the lemon juice, cover the pan, and let it cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the asparagus bends a little when you pick it up, but not so much that it’s mush. (You want it cooked through and not crunchy and raw, but still with some firmness and bite.)
  3. Put it all onto a platter and serve.

Keywords: asparagus, vegan, vegetarian, lemon asparagus, grilled asparagus, vegan side, spring recipe, spring side dish