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A quick, healthy, and easy side dish recipe for roasted asparagus with a lemon garlic sauce.
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5 from 4 votes

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Make the perfect crisp and tender Roasted Asparagus every time with this easy recipe! Finish off this healthy side dish with a burst of fresh lemon zest to take it over-the-top.
Prep Time4 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb. asparagus spears tough ends removed
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. olive oil or avocado oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ lemon juice and zest


  • Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • Prepare the Spears: Remove the tough ends of the asparagus spears by snapping at the junction where the hard and tender parts meet. Repeat with all asparagus spears. Alternatively, you can cut the tough ends off using a knife.
    1 lb. asparagus spears
  • Coat in Garlic Oil: In a small bowl whisk together the oil, salt, pepper, and crushed garlic. Place asparagus spears on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush garlic oil over all sides of the spears using a pastry brush. (Optional: Place the spears on an oven-safe wire rack to allow the hot air in the oven to contact the asparagus on all sides and give you even crispier results!)
    1 ½ Tbsp. olive oil, ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. black pepper, 1 garlic clove
  • Roast in Oven: Bake asparagus in the preheated oven for 10-13 minutes, depending on the thickness of the spears, or until tender and bright green.
  • Serve: Just before serving zest half of a lemon and squeeze juice over the asparagus.
    ½ lemon



Meal Prep and Storage
  • To Prep Ahead: Wash and trim the asparagus and keep in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days in advance.
  • To Store: Leftover roasted lemon garlic asparagus will last in a refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. However, the texture is best immediately after cooking.
  • To Freeze: Seal roasted asparagus in freezer-safe airtight container for up to 3 months. 
  • To Reheat: Return to a 350°F oven until heated through. You may also quickly pop it in the microwave.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg