Pressure Cooker Asparagus
- 1 cup water
- 1 pound pencil-thin asparagus spears, woody ends trimmed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- Pour water into the pot of your pressure cooker. Place trivet over the water. Place steamer basket on the trivet.
- Arrange asparagus into the steamer basket.
- Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
- Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 1 minute on High pressure.
- Set steam vent to Venting to quick-release pressure.
- Toss asparagus with olive oil in a bowl to coat; season with salt and pepper.
- Serve asparagus with lemon wedges.
The trivet and steamer basket included with your pressure cooker are terrific tools for quick-steaming vegetables in your appliance. You can add juice or vinegar to the water to lend a slight essence to your steamed vegetables or use just water and season at will afterwards. You can even pair your steamed vegetables with your favorite sauces.
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What others are saying
Danielle Plourde Coles says:
most delicious!!!! and I don't even like asparagus!!!! Now I do!
Jazzy Brewer says:
On the first try I left these on keep warm a couple minutes too long so they were super delicate. Made them a second time, following the recipe exactly and they were perfect. This is the best way to make asparagus, for sure.
Garcia B says:
I did salt, pepper, and garlic powder and sprinkled the asparagus with fresh shaved parm cheese and a fried egg on top. Delicious!
Erin Hudson says:
I usually grill my asparagus but I wanted to try something different. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil and used a smoked Himalayan sea salt when I made them. They went great with my oven roasted pork loin.
Paula Kulina says:
One minute was perfect. I did have to trim a bit from the ends to fit it into the pot.