Easy Roasted Asparagus

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Delicious and Easy Roasted Asparagus will have your family and friends thinking you're secretly serving them carryout.

Easy Roasted Asparagus

I love eating this Easy Roasted Asparagus along with a variety of dishes for a delicious dinner companion. It complements so many dishes and flavors so nicely. Some other perfect dinner sides that you’ll love our Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries, Vegan Southern Green Beans and Potatoes, and Vegan Baked Corn with Herb Butter.

asparagus bunch tied with elastic bands on a counter

Easy Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is a wonderful vegetable that is low calorie but very high in nutrients, while also being quite tasty. Most notably, it has loads of vitamin K, important for your blood, and folate, which is vital for pregnant women.

Another reason I love to make asparagus is that it is such a simple dish to make, and very quick as well. With only a few minutes of prep, four ingredients you are very likely to have in your kitchen already, within 30 minutes you’ll have a restaurant-quality side dish.

seasoned asparagus on a baking tray with minced garlic

What Is In Roasted Asparagus?

  • Asparagus spears
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice

How To Roast Asparagus In the Oven?

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Spray your baking sheet with oil, and set aside.
  2. Rinse asparagus, and drain using a colander. Pat them dry using a paper towel.
  3. Break or cut the tough ends off the asparagus. 
  4. Drizzle with olive oil, and toss to coat.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt and minced garlic.
  6. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet. 
  7. Roast for 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of your asparagus, until tender.
  8. Remove the asparagus from the oven and place on a serving platter.
  9. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the roasted asparagus, and serve immediately.

Tips On Storing Asparagus For Longer?

Place your asparagus spears in a glass jar with cold water, cover the top with a plastic bag, and store in the refrigerator. This also works for cilantro as well, and probably any other bunch of herbs you’d like to keep fresh.

Tips For Roasting Asparagus

  1. Use thick spears instead of thin ones, because the thin ones will shrivel when roasted.
  2. To remove the tough ends, just hold the asparagus at the base using both hands and bend the asparagus and the tough end will break off easily. You can also use a vegetable peeler to peel the tough skin at the ends, or just use a sharp knife.
  3. Save the tough ends of asparagus for making vegetable stock.

How To Store Roasted Asparagus

  1. Store in an airtight container once it is cooled completely.
  2. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  3. If you have an air fryer, or toaster or convection oven, reheat the asparagus in it for a few minutes to regain some of the fresh out of the oven taste and texture.

What To Serve With Roasted Asparagus?

Spaghetti with Broccoli

Vegan Gluten-Free Lasagna

Lentil Meatballs

Other Asparagus Recipes To Try

Oven-Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Asparagus and Chickpea Pesto

20-Minute Pasta with Asparagus, Bell Pepper, and Tomatoes

Other Roasted Vegetables To Try

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Cajun Oven-Baked Potato Wedges

Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Radishes

Roasted Garlic Bulb

Easy roasted asparagus on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 52 kcal / 217 kJ
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Carbs: 5 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
For: 4 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Spray your baking sheet with oil, and set aside.
  2. Rinse asparagus, and drain using a colander. Pat them dry using a paper towel.
  3. Break or cut the tough ends off the asparagus.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil, and toss to coat.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt and minced garlic.
  6. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  7. Roast for 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of your asparagus, until tender.
  8. Remove the asparagus from the oven and place on a serving platter.
  9. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the roasted asparagus, and serve immediately.
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Dev Marie

Hi there, I’m Dev, a Jersey girl now residing in Florida, and a first generation Jamaican immigrant. As a passionate foodie adventurist, I love to create comfort dishes using exotic ingredients from all over the world.

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