Steamed Asparagus Topped with Mushrooms

Here's a healthy vegetable dish that is attractive and delicious.

When cooking, be sure not to overcook the asparagus. Steam it until it turns a bright green and then remove. It shouldn't be soggy or limp.

20-24 fresh asparagus spears
8 ounces white or cremini mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon lemon zest OR lemon juice (the zest adds better flavor)

1. Heat olive oil in small saucepan.
2. Toss mushrooms and lemon zest together on medium heat until mushrooms soften. Add a few teaspoons water if mixture gets too dry.
3. While mushrooms cook, steam asparagus for 2-3 minutes - just until spears turn bright green.
4. Serve mushroom mixture over steamed asparagus.

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