Asparagus Delight

Phase 2 recipe with phase 3 additions

Asparagus and Tomatoes


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or MCT oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (for Phase 3 or Phase 4)
  • 10 grape tomatoes, halved


Combine the asparagus and water in a 10-inch skillet and place over medium heat; cover. Allow the asparagus to steam until tender, about 10 minutes; drain. Reduce heat to low and return the skillet to the heat. Drizzle oil over the asparagus; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Add the grape tomatoes to the skillet and replace the lid. Allow to sit covered until the cheese melts and the tomatoes are slightly steamed, about 2 minutes.

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  1. Leslie on February 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    In the ingredients, it calls for 1/4 cup of coconut oil or MCT oil ( what ever that is! ), but in the directions, it says to drizzle olive oil over the asparagus! No mention of the other oils to add in! Quite interesting!

    • Shawna Culp on February 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Leslie- the recipe is really old and was updated to add in our favorite oils coconut and MCT oil. Originally we had used more olive oil in phase 3 and now we prefer these two oil. I also add links to MCT and Coconut oil that we prefer.

  2. Joni Mahoney on March 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    What is MCT oil?

  3. Joni Mahoney on March 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Saw the small print and now I know what it is….sorrry!!

  4. God sized dreams. | blessings on April 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm

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  5. Mariann on July 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Can this be served cold

    • admin on July 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Let us know how it tastes! 🙂

    • Amber Jo on December 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

      Mariann, did you try this cold? If so, how was it?

  6. Elizabeth on February 4, 2015 at 10:25 am

    My 2 grandchildren love asparagus. I am anxious to fix this for than. I am sure it will be a big hit. Thank you

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