I’m ashamed of myself. All this time posting recipes and only ONE asparagus recipe. I LOVE asparagus and cook it quite often so I’m a bit shocked I only posted one. So here’s a quick, fail-safe dish I eat for lunch, dinner and even breakfast with a poached egg. It’s simple and ready in only 15 minutes from start to finish!
When done, the roasted asparagus is perfect alone, as a side dish with roast chicken or mixed in with pasta or couscous. If you have some, add a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese for an added kick.
Super Simple Roasted Asparagus with Garlic
- 1 pound asparagus spears
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- salt and pepper, to taste
- lemon juice
Preheat oven to 425°F. Wash the asparagus and cut ends off (they’re tough to eat).
Toss together the asparagus, olive oil, garlic, a sprinkle of salt and a sprinkle of pepper. Lay out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until garlic bits are lightly browned and asparagus is tender. Place on a serving platter and squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top.
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: makes 4 servings
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March 26, 2014
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