Oven Roasted Asparagus

Easy Oven Roasted Garlic Lemon Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven roasted vegetables are on my list of top 10 things to eat.  I absolutely love the fresh, savory, crunchy taste of a vibrant vegetable roasted to perfection! Yum! Are you hungry yet??? I am! Well, not really because I just ate an entire plate of this oven roasted asparagus (after photographing it but before writing up this recipe!!) Now it is your turn!

Easy Oven Roasted Garlic Lemon Asparagus #myvegetarianfamily

Tara’s Tips for Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe Success:

  • use olive oil. If you skip it you won’t yield the same crisp bold flavor.
  • smash the garlic.  How? peel the garlic clove, place on cutting board, and smush it down with the back of a large spoon until it cracks.  This lets out just enough of the juices for the asparagus to absorb the flavors while roasting.
  • use lemon! It brings out the flavor and the nutrients of the asparagus
  • watch them cook! I know you have seen it … asparagus big and small depending on where you buy them and what time of year. So, all those sizes cook differently, just watch them as the 10 minutes approaches and they are done when the ends turn a crisp brown like mine in the photo.
  • Salt them.  Not a lot.  But they do need a little.
  • Trim them correctly.  Asparagus have a natural ‘breaking point’. Don’t cut the ends! Hold the asparagus ends between fingertips and bend it, it will naturally break 1-2 inches from the bottom leaving you the most flavorful part of the asparagus.

What should you make with your beautiful oven roasted asparagus?

Gluten Free Breadcrumb Pasta

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Oven Roasted Asparagus
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Asparagus washed, with stems trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice more to taste
  • 1 tsp Salt
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Asparagus washed, with stems trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice more to taste
  • 1 tsp Salt
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  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Wash asparagus, trim ends by bending the asparagus and the end should automatically break off at the appropriate spot for each individual stalk (approximately 1-2 inches will break off).
  3. Place asparagus, oil, salt, smashed garlic, and lemon in a large mixing bowl and toss until all asparagus are fully coated. To 'smash' garlic, peel the garlic clove, place on a cutting board and smush it down with the back of a large spoon until it cracks.
  4. Transfer to sheet pan and bake in 425 degree oven for 10 minutes or until ends are crisp. Asparagus size vary so cook time may vary, just watch them and they are done when the ends are slighlty dark brown like mine in the photo. Serve immediately with additional lemon to taste. Enjoy!
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