Orange Steamed Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts

Total: 5 minutes
Prep: 3-4 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes

Sautéed asparagus and artichoke hearts pair nicely with a zing of orange zest in this quick and easy whole food, plant-based recipe.



  1. In a dry sauté pan cook the onions and garlic for 2 minutes over medium high heat.
  2. Add the asparagus and artichokes and cook for one minute.
  3. Add the orange juice and zest and cover the pan for 1 minute.
  4. Serve immediately (waiting to serve later will turn the asparagus a funky green color).

(from: Bravo Express Volume 1)

Chef Ramses is the executive chef for TrueNorth Health Center since 2007. He is the author of Bravo! Health Promoting Meals from the TrueNorth Health Kitchen, Bravo Express! e-book series and The Love Kitchen e-books. His books are available on his site Ramses has worked in numerous hotels and restaurants over his 14-year career, including a position as executive chef for the renowned Kenwood Inn and Spa in California. He enjoys teaching children and adults how to cook healthy meals in many parts of the United States.
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