Lemon Roasted Asparagus
This classic roasted asparagus is the ultimate summer side dish. Cooked to a perfect crisp-tender texture and drizzled in a light zip of lemon juice, these simple stalks make a perfect complement to your favorite protein.
- Asparagus contains antioxidants like vitamins E and C that help to prevent chronic disease and illness.
- The potassium in asparagus helps the body lower blood pressure by making blood vessels larger, allowing blood to pulse through more smoothly.
- Lemons are also a powerful antioxidant source, making this recipe a disease-fighting powerhouse!
Substitutions: Give the stalks a sprinkle of parmesan cheese before baking for a little extra crispy crunch! While this recipe is for oven-roasted, you can also throw them on the grill at your next barbecue!
- 1 lb - Asparagus
- 2 tbsp - Olive oil
- 1/2 tsp - Salt
- 1/2 tsp - Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp - Garlic Powder
- 1/2 ct - Lemon, juice and zest
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Gently scrub and rinse the asparagus stalks in cold water.
- Trim the ½-1 inch of the woody ends off each stalk by chopping with a knife or snapping by hand.
- Place asparagus stalks on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Using a fine grater, sprinkle the asparagus with the zest of ½ a lemon. Then drizzle with the lemon juice.
- Bake for 8-15 minutes, or until asparagus is crisp-tender when checked with a fork. Serve immediately and enjoy!