Lemon Roasted Asparagus
This classic veggie dish is simple, healthy, and elegant.
Here’s one reason to appreciate those spears of asparagus on your plate... they take THREE YEARS to grow from seed to their first harvest!
Asparagus is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. They can help improve digestive health, reduce your risk of diabetes, and lower high blood pressure
Just a few reasons to get more in your diet: they can help improve digestive health, reduce your risk of diabetes, and lower high blood pressure. Not only that, but they’re high in folate, which helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects during pregnancy.
Enjoy your asparagus fresh or frozen (not canned!), and steamed or roasted.
Lemon pairs so well with asparagus! Serve it as a side for beef, chicken, or fish.
Preheat oven to 425°F/220ºC. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add the trimmed asparagus and toss until well coated.
Arrange the asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet and place it in the oven. Roast for 10-14 minutes, until the asparagus are barely tender. Remove from the oven and serve.
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