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Lemon Roasted Asparagus

lemon roasted asparagus Side Dish
Lemon Roasted Asparagus
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 8

Fresh lemon asparagus is easily dressed up for spring with a few simple additions—and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand already! The versatile veggie is tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon slices, allowing every inch to absorb all of the tangy flavors. Simply broil the seasoned asparagus on a sheet pan for several minutes, and you’ll have yourself a zesty and refreshing side that pairs perfectly with nearly any main dish. MORE+ LESS-

Updated February 14, 2020

Ingredients

2
lb fresh asparagus
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
lemon, thinly sliced

Steps

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  • 1
    Set oven control to broil. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus. In large bowl, toss asparagus with oil, salt, pepper and lemon slices. Arrange asparagus in single layer in 17x12-inch half-sheet pan.
  • 2
    Broil with tops 3 inches from heat 5 to 10 minutes or until browned.

Expert Tips

  • Thinly slice garlic cloves to add to the asparagus. The garlic will caramelize during cooking and add a punch of flavor.
  • When choosing fresh asparagus, avoid stalks that are shriveled or that have dry, hard or white ends.
  • Looking for more tips on how to choose, prepare and serve asparagus? Check out our How to Cook Asparagus article. It will walk you through everything you need to know!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
0%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
0%
Sodium
150mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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