Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Need a quick and easy side dish that is good for you too? Look no further than this Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter. Fresh veggies are sautéed in a dab butter for just a few minutes, then tossed with fresh thyme leaves and a squeeze of lemon for a bright, flavorful finish.

Asparagus and mushrooms lightly sautéed in butter and flavored with lemon zest and fresh thyme. A delicious and healthy side dish that pairs well with just about any meal! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

I’ve been banking this recipe for what feels like FOREVER now. I started making it a few years ago, and I tell myself every spring, “Make sure you post the asparagus recipe!”. But then I get distracted with building dining room tables and baking giant monster cookies, and I forget. But not this time! I marked this puppy down on the ol’ blog calendar a few weeks ago in big, obnoxious red lettering so there was no way I could miss it. Yay for planning ahead and actually being organized!

Asparagus and mushrooms lightly sautéed in butter and flavored with lemon zest and fresh thyme. A delicious and healthy side dish that pairs well with just about any meal! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

Asparagus and mushrooms lightly sautéed in butter and flavored with lemon zest and fresh thyme. A delicious and healthy side dish that pairs well with just about any meal! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

So this is definitely one of my go-to recipes when we’re trying to eat healthy. As soon as that beautiful asparagus is in season, you’ll find this dish on the menu at least twice a week in our house. Here’s why:

1) It’s easy. Give the asparagus a little choppy-choppy… give the mushrooms a little wipey-wipey (we don’t want to eat dirty mushrooms!)… and cook them in a buttery skillet for not even 5 minutes. Did I mention this recipe is FAST?

2) We are lemon-lovers in this house! Broccoli with lemon… chicken with lemon… asparagus with lemon… you put a squeeze of lemon juice and some zest on just about anything, and my family will love it! The fresh thyme has a lemony essence too, so it just adds to the lemon power of this dish.

3) It makes me feel all healthy and like I’m an awesome gardener. No, I don’t grow my own asparagus or mushrooms, but I DO grow my own herbs, and there is nothing more satisfying than walking out into your yard, clipping some fresh herbs that you managed NOT to kill, and cooking with them! I definitely do not have a green thumb, so thank goodness I’m married to a farmer who helps me keep those poor plants alive.

Asparagus and mushrooms lightly sautéed in butter and flavored with lemon zest and fresh thyme. A delicious and healthy side dish that pairs well with just about any meal! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

You can pair this recipe with just about anything, but I especially love to serve it with a simple grilled chicken breast or herb-rubbed pork chop. Add some rolls and/or a salad, and you have one delicious and simple meal for any night of the week!

Asparagus and mushrooms lightly sautéed in butter and flavored with lemon zest and fresh thyme. A delicious and healthy side dish that pairs well with just about any meal! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

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Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon Thyme Butter
 
Asparagus and mushrooms lightly sautéed in butter and flavored with lemon zest and fresh thyme. A delicious and healthy side dish that pairs well with just about any meal!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2" pieces
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus and mushrooms and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in thyme, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and serve immediately.

 


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Asparagus and mushrooms lightly sautéed in butter and flavored with lemon zest and fresh thyme. A delicious and healthy side dish that pairs well with just about any meal! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com


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Comments

  1. OMG this sounds amazing, asparagus and mushroom two of my favs!

  2. This looks amazing. Pinning for later!

  3. These look delicious, love this dinner idea! Saying hello from the handmade hangout! 🙂
    Cathy

  4. This looks amazingly delicious! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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