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Szechuan Asparagus & Red Peppers

Szechuan Asparagus & Red Peppers

Serve these spicy vegetables with slices of turkey or grilled chicken breast.

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20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time



1/4 cup water

1 pound fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, sliced 1/4-inch, separated into rings

1 large (1 cup) red bell pepper, cut into 2x1/2-inch pieces

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger root  


1 tablespoon rice vinegar or cider vinegar

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili puree with garlic


 *Substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place water and asparagus in 2-quart casserole dish. Cover; microwave 3-4 minutes or until asparagus is crisply tender. Drain; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until onion is softened. Add asparagus; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until asparagus is crisply tender. Stir in bell pepper, garlic and ginger root. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until bell pepper is crisply tender. Remove skillet from heat.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine all sauce ingredients in bowl. Add sauce to vegetables; toss to coat.

Tip #1

Chili puree with garlic is available in the Oriental section of large grocery stores.

Nutrition (1 serving)

60 Calories
4 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
170 Sodium (mg)
5 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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