Rosemary Asparagus

This rosemary asparagus recipe is simple, delicious, and great for supporting expanding springtime energy and helping our Livers.

I choose asparagus because it is a delicious, upward growing green that is coming into season. It is mildly bitter and pungent, which helps invigorate the qi. It is also a bit of a diuretic, which can be helpful this time of year, but don’t overdo it!  The garlic and rosemary will also help move your energy.  If you are not an asparagus fan, you can follow this same recipe with many other green veggies, including broccoli or leafy greens, such as kale, collard greens, or Swiss chard.


  • Olive or grape seed oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • sprinkle of rosemary
  • 1 bunch asparagus

Break off the tough ends of the asparagus. Chop the rest of the stalks into 1/2 inch pieces. Over a medium flame, heat 1TBSP oil in a pan. Add crushed or chopped garlic and sauté over low heat for 3-4 minutes. Add the asparagus, salt, and rosemary and continue to sauté, stirring regularly, for approximately 5 minutes until the asparagus turns a bright green. Time will vary depending on how thick the asparagus stalks are and your own personal taste. This time of year it is helpful to keep your greens slightly crunchy and bright green!