1bunch fresh asparagusabout medium thickness, usually about 15-20 spears
¼ teaspoononion powder
2tablespoonsParmesan cheesegarnish, optional
Rinse the asparagus under cold water to remove any dirt. Trim the ends of the asparagus (cut off about ½ inch with a knife to remove any dead ends). You may have to trim off more in order for the asparagus to fit in the instant pot.
Cut the butter into 4 pieces. Place the water and butter in the bottom of the instant pot. Add the trivet rack.
Place the asparagus on the trivet rack. The asparagus should lie flat on the rack and be spread out as much as possible (don’t leave it in a large bunch).
Sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt evenly over the top of the asparagus.
Close and lock the lid.
Set the instant pot to pressure cook for 0 (yes zero) minutes. The instant pot will take 8-10 minutes to heat up and the asparagus will cook during this time.
Once the pressure cooker has heated and beeps that it is ready to start cooking, do a quick release on the instant pot.
The pin will drop once all pressure has released. Open immediately and remove the asparagus.
Season with parmesan cheese and lemon juice. Serve immediately.
Keyword Gluten free, hawaiian vegetables, instant pot, side dishes