Prepare your asparagus by thoroughly washing it and removing thick, woody stalk ends.
Place the asparagus on the steaming rack inside the instant pot.
Add the required amount of water and lemon slices, if desired.
Place the cover on the Instant Pot. Lock the lid in place and make sure the pressure valve is in “seal” position.
Select the Steam option and set the timer for 1 minute.
When the timer goes off, quickly release the pressure.
Serve with lemons, a sprinkle of coarse salt and lemon pepper.
Expert Tips for Instant Pot Asparagus:
- When selecting a bunch of asparagus to buy, choose a bunch with asparagus spears that are consistent in size making it easier to cook evenly.
- Be sure to trim the tough ends off the stalks of asparagus.
- The asparagus cooks quickly, so make sure you stay close and as soon as the instant pot beeps, release the pressure and open the lid to prevent overcooked asparagus.
Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg