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A quick, healthy, and easy side dish recipe for lemon garlic roasted asparagus.
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Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus

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!

Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 77 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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 crushed
  • ½ lemon juice and zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the oil, salt, pepper, and crushed garlic.
  4. Place asparagus spears on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. (Optional: If you want to take it up a notch you can even place the asparagus spears on an oven-safe wire rack.  This allows the hot air in the oven to contact the asparagus on all of its sides!)

  5. Brush garlic oil over all sides of the spears using a pastry brush.
  6. Bake asparagus in the preheated oven for 11-13 minutes, or until tender and bright green.
  7. Just before serving zest half of a lemon and squeeze juice over the asparagus. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 242mg11%
Potassium 248mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 857IU17%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.