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Asparagus and Spinach

Jaime Inez
Asparagus and spinach are a popular side dish for any occasion. This healthy vegetable has a long and interesting history. The ancient Greeks enjoyed eating it during its growing season and the physician Galen wrote about its benefits. The ancient Egyptians had heard of asparagus and it was even pictured on buildings around 3000 BC. Asparagus and spinach are both nutritious and delicious. So, what is the secret to preparing a tasty, easy-to-make side dish?
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino, International
Servings 4 servings
Calories 345 kcal


  • asparagus cut in desired lengths
  • spinach washed
  • broccoli florets
  • garlic crushed and chopped
  • fresh chili chopped (optional)
  • cooking oil
  • fish sauce
  • oyster sauce
  • pepper
  • Chinese cooking wine optional
  • hot water


  • Put cooking oil in a very hot pan
  • Saute' the garlic.
  • When the garlic turns golden, put the asparagus first.
  • If you want your vegetables to be crisp, make sure that the pan is in high heat. You don't want to expose your vegetables too long under fire.
  • Add in the broccoli. Stir well.
  • Lower the heat to medium.
  • Add a little water into the pan to avoid drying up.
  • Add in the spinach. Stir well.
  • Season the dish with fish sauce, oyster sauce and pepper.
  • Add a bit of Chinese cooking wine.
  • When the done, remove the vegetables from the pan to avoid over cooking.



There you have it - a simple dish from my home to yours. This dish goes very well with a garlic pork with coriander dish, an authentic Thai recipe.
Keyword asparagus, Spinach