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Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.




Asparagus with Lemon

Olive Garden Recipe

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bunch fresh asparagus
1 lemon, quartered
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch black ground pepper
1 tablespoon yellow onion, minced
1 lemon, sliced thinly

Cut 1” off of the bottom of the asparagus. Discard. Heat pan over medium heat. Add extra virgin olive oil. Cook for approximately 3 minutes or until asparagus starts to soften. Place the remaining ingredients in a saucepan, except lemons. Squeeze quartered lemons into saucepan and place lemon in as well. Fill pan with enough water to cover the asparagus half way and cover. Cook at medium to high heat until the asparagus is bright green and tender. Place asparagus and onion on platter to serve. Garnish with sliced lemon.

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