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Asparagus spears on a plate.
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How to Cut Asparagus

Learn how to cut asparagus to improve the texture and flavor of any dish which calls for the addition of this popular Spring vegetable!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cut asparagus, how to cut asparagus
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 23kcal


  • 1 bunch asparagus


  • Clean the asparagus spears by running them under cold water to rmeove any dirt or debris. Pat the aspargus dry with a paper towel.
    1 bunch asparagus

Trimmed Asparagus

  • Use a sharp knife to slice 1-2 inches off the bottom of the aspargus spears. Or, snap the spears in half with two hands.

Sliced Asparagus

  • Trim the asparagus spears.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice the aspargus into pieces.

Shaved Asparagus

  • Trim the asparagus spears.
  • Use a peeler to shave the skin from top to bottom.
  • Slice the aspargus into pieces.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg