Sautéed asparagus with mushrooms & red onion is a bright dish of vegetables that is both healthy and full of flavor. I recently wrote an article about foods that are in season during spring time and this dish has three vegetables that are now considered in season. The asparagus offers a delightful crunch and bright green color, the red onion adds a burst of flavor and color while the mushrooms provide a savory accomplice.
Why you will Enjoy This Dish
Sautéed asparagus with mushrooms & red onion is a perfect side to many and most entrées. Consider it a quintessential addition to your favorite steak, fish or chicken dish. It would also go really well with brown rice with or without sautéed tofu.
This vegetable dish is very easy to make and takes little time. After prepping the vegetables it only takes about 7 minutes to sauté.
Ingredients to Make Sautéed Asparagus With Mushrooms & Red Onion
When shopping for asparagus at the store look for the freshest asparagus you can find. Purchase it close to the day you will actually be cooking it. Avoid wilted stalks or those that have slimy/mushy looking tips. Also, the thinner the asparagus, the more tender it will be. You can store asparagus by standing it upright with the ends in a cup of water.
Picking fresh mushroom is also key for this recipe. Choose fresh mushrooms that have little bruising and that do not have a slimy feel or fishy smell. Use white mushrooms as this recipe calls for, or you can also use Bella mushrooms. It is also best to buy mushrooms close to the day you are cooking them as they don’t store long. Be sure to clean mushrooms well; I always give mine a good wash right before I cook them.
Red onion really gives a pop of flavor to this recipe. If you aren’t a fan of red onion you can always try a more mild yellow or white onion; but I absolutely love the combination of these three veggies together.
One serving of my recipe for sautéed asparagus with mushrooms & red onion provides 9 gm carbohydrate, 4 gm fiber, almost 5 gm protein and almost 2 gm fat. For a vegetable dish that is a good amount of nutrition! In addition to these macronutrients one serving of this recipe provides 41 mg calcium, 3 gm iron, 27 mg magnesium, 11 mg vitamin C and 95 mcg folate.
Recipe for Sautéed Asparagus With Mushrooms & Red Onion
- 1 bunch of asparagus (about 1 lb.), prepared as described below
- 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
- 4 oz white mushrooms, rinsed well and sliced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt
- black pepper to taste
- Prepare asparagus by snapping off tough ends with hands.* Rinse well and cut into bite size pieces.
- Heat olive oil in skillet until hot. Add vegetables, salt and pepper.
- Sauté vegetable mixture for about 7 minutes.
- Serve alongside your favorite entrée and enjoy!
* Snap asparagus with hands; the point at which it snaps easiest is usually right at the dividing point between what is edible and what needs to be composted.
One serving of this recipe has about 120 mg phosphorus and 477 mg potassium.
Serving SizeAbout 3/4 Cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 64Total Fat 1.75gSaturated Fat 0.3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1.3gCarbohydrates 9gFiber 4gSugar 4.25gProtein 4.5g
Nutrition facts are calculated using data from nutrient analysis software that utilizes data from USDA and Nutritionix. Therefore, the nutrition facts are estimates based on general nutrient analysis data. Different variables may affect the accuracy of these nutrition facts. Variables may include different brands of food items used and any changes made to the ingredients called for in the recipe. Nutrition facts are most accurate when using nutrition fact labels on actual ingredients used.