Meatless Monday: Savor the Flavor of Oven-Roasted Asparagus

by deborah on December 8, 2014 · 10 comments

in Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes

Meatless Monday: Savor the Flavor of Oven-Roasted Asparagus

I have always loved asparagus, but I never really appreciated their flavor potential until a

dear friend of mine served oven-roasted asparagus at a recent dinner party.

It was love at first bite.

And for good reason…

Oven roasting vegetables is one of the best ways to bring out their natural flavors.

So this week when I found some lovely organic asparagus at the farmer’s market, I decided to

try her method myself.

This quick and easy recipe makes a great weeknight side dish that pairs well with whole grain

dishes, roasted potatoes or assorted root vegetables of your choice.

Meatless Monday: Savor the Flavor of Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients

1 pound fresh asparagus, tough ends removed

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Fresh lemon zest (optional)

Meatless Monday: Savor the Flavor of Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°

Drizzle olive oil over asparagus and toss to coat well.

Arrange on baking sheet covered in aluminum foil (for easier cleanup) in a single layer.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Roast for 25 minutes or until crisp tender.

Garnish with a little fresh lemon zest, if desired.

Serve and enjoy!

Meatless Monday: Savor the Flavor of Oven-Roasted Asparagus

How do you like to prepare asparagus?

Have you ever prepared oven-roasted asparagus?

Share your tips, thoughts and comments with us.

 

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