Asparagus Green Onion Sauté

Makes8 servings
  • Active time: 30 min
    Total time: 30 min
Passover falls at the cusp of spring, and fresh asparagus on the table is one of the best ways to usher in the new season. Combined with the snap of green beans and sautéed with the silky, mild bite of green onions, it becomes a welcome pop of color and texture to the plate.


  • 2 pounds asparagus, tough ends discarded and halved crosswise at a sharp diagonal
  • 1/2 pound string beans, tops trimmed and halved crosswise at a sharp diagonal
  • 1 bunch scallions (about 8)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • Bring a 5- to 6-quart pot of water seasoned with 1 tablespoon kosher salt to a boil. Cook asparagus and string beans until just tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain, then transfer in a single layer to paper or kitchen towels to dry.
  • Separate white parts from green parts of scallions. Halve whites lengthwise. Halve green parts lengthwise and again in half crosswise. You should have approximately 3-inch pieces.
  • Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat until oil shimmers. Add white parts of scallions and sauté until they just begin to wilt and turn golden, about 2 minutes.
  • Add asparagus, green beans, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and sauté to heat through, 1 minute. Add green parts of scallions and continue to sauté until they just begin to wilt, about 1 minute more. Adjust seasoning if necessary and serve with a fresh grind of black pepper.


  • Vegetables can be cut and kept between dampened paper towels in sealable plastic bags 1 day prior to serving.
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