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Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Lemon-Garlic Asparagus (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 1 bunch of asparagus, rinsed & trimmed
  • 24  lemon slices
  • 1 cup water (for pressure cooker)


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


Slow Cooker

  1. In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients.
  2. Add asparagus to the bottom of the slow cooker.   Pour sauce on top.
  3. Cook HIGH 1-2 hours, LOW 2-4. Top with lemon slices prior to serving.

Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

  1. Add 1 cup of water to the base of the pressure cooker. Add the trivet or steamer basket inside.
  2. Arrange asparagus onto the steamer basket.
  3. Cook on steam for 1 minute OR high pressure 0 minutes. When done, quick release the pressure.
  4. Using tongs, remove the asparagus from the Instant Pot.
  5. In a small bowl, bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Pour sauce on asparagus and toss to coat evenly.