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Garlic Stir-Fry Asparagus

Garlic Stir-Fry Asparagus

This is a simple but good stir-fry recipe for asparagus. What I like about this is how the asparagus is cooked yet still crisp; there’s nothing more I hate than soggy vegetables. Wait for that moment when it turns bright green and you’ll know it’s done.

Serve it with any kind of protein like chicken, salmon, tilapia or even as a side for grilled steak over the weekends. One of the best parts about this stir-fry are the crispy garlic bits so if you’re a fan of garlic, this is perfect for you.

Garlic Stir-Fry Asparagus

For those who are unfamiliar with the preparation technique of asparagus, the woody ends can be snapped off relatively easily with nothing more than your hands. Simple, easy and sometimes fun!

One more thing I thought of mentioning is how much I love this plate. It was given to me as a blog-warming present from my wonderful mother-in-law and has brought me so much joy in my blogging photos. I have always loved sunflowers and used to dream of having a sunflower garden (till I realized most plants I touch shrivel up and die). In any case, just a little blurb about this plate because it’s blurbworthy!

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Garlic Stir-Fry Asparagus

Garlic Stir-Fry Asparagus

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 6 oz. asparagus
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Over medium high heat on a non-stick pan, saute garlic in olive oil until fragrant
  2. Arrange the asparagus spears in the pan and gently turn to coat them in oil
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix to combine
  4. Cover the pan and cook for 3 minutes
  5. Dish and serve hot

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  • Reply
    Linda Eng
    February 12, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    Hi Farah!!
    Loved this Asparagus recipe!!
    First time I visited your page!
    I have to have this beautiful sunflower plate☺️Will you share with me where your mother-in-law purchased it?
    Look forward to making many more of your awesome recipes☺️

    Thank You
    Linda Eng

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      February 19, 2018 at 5:40 PM

      Hey Linda! She got it for me from Pier 1 many, many years ago. Good luck, trying to find it!

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