Thursday, January 5, 2012

Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

If any of you out there are not asparagus lovers this dish will turn you into one! A great, simple but tasty weeknight side dish that can be paired with almost any main course. Hey, it's a great way to get those greens in too!


1 bunch of fresh asparagus
2 T of olive oil
2 T of chopped garlic
juice of 1/2 a lemon
salt and pepper to taste


preheat your oven to 425•

Take one asparagus stalk holding it closer to the end and snap, toss the bottom piece and keep the greener part, line that piece up with the rest of the bunch and cut off the rest of the ends making the whole bunch even in length, this is to get rid of the woody, chewy end that is not really edible
Place all of the asparagus in an 9 by 13 baking dish and drizzle with the olive oil, add the chopped garlic, salt and pepper
With your hands toss all of the ingredients together until well coated
Roast for 15-20 minutes tossing the asparagus half way through the cooking time
Remove from the oven and squeeze the juice from half of a lemon, give one last toss and serve

1 comment:

  1. I made this asparagus recipe the other day, and it was the best asparagus that I have had! Thanks for sharing!! :)