Lightly sautéed broccoli and asparagus tossed with just a dab of butter and a sprinkle of parmesan makes a terrific side dish for any meal. I could happily eat this every single day!
Broccoli and Asparagus
Despite the simplicity of this side dish, the whole family enjoyed it and asked if we could cook the vegetables this way again. Sometimes, the simplest methods and ingredients really do show off vegetable flavors best.
Both of these vegetables have wonderfully earthy flavors and, together, they make for a great pairing.
With just a sprinkling of Parmesan and a bit of butter, this added up to a really tasty way to cook some fresh vegetables FAST.
Did I mention the total cooking time was only about 5 minutes? Yep. It really does come together that quickly.
Along with this Brown Butter Skillet Corn and some Chipotle Chicken, this was a dinner that my whole family enjoyed.
Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the vegetables and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Let cook, tossing constantly, for about 5-6 minutes. You want the vegetables to turn bright green and stay fairly crisp while barely softening from the heat.
Add the butter to the bottom of the skillet and toss quickly to coat the pieces. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with Parmesan before serving.
Simple Roasted Asparagus is a classic side dish, every bit as delicious though maybe not quite as popular as Roasted Broccoli.
Speaking of roasting broccoli, this Honey Sriracha Broccoli is a MUST for any fan of roasted broccoli and it would be delicious with some asparagus in the mix too!