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Sautéed Asian Asparagus on a serving plate on a white and blue plaid towel

Asian Asparagus

Asian Asparagus is a quick and easy side dish that has lots of flavor with only 5 simple ingredients!  The garlic, ginger and soy sauce combination makes asparagus taste great!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Asian Asparagus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 94kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 12-Inch Skillet
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Serving Spoon


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus about 1 pound
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • toasted almonds optional


  • Wash and prepare asparagus by chopping into 1 1/2" - 2" pieces.  
  • Heat olive oil in skillet on medium high heat and saute garlic for 1 to 2 minutes.  Add asparagus and cook.  Stir often until asparagus is crisp yet also tender.
  • Add ginger and stir.  Add soy sauce and remove from heat as soon as it boils.  Stir and serve immediately.


  • Cut asparagus into 1 1/2" to 2" strips to decrease cooking time
  • Wait until asparagus is cooked to add soy sauce and be prepared to remove from heat immediately or it can burn
  • We like to keep minced garlic in a jar in the refrigerator to save time
  • Fresh ginger adds an amazing full flavor to the asparagus


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3mg