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


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


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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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Remade in Britain December 8, 2014 at 9:28 am

Finally! I’m always telling my friends to try oven roasted asparagus and now I have somebody to back me up. So delicious!


deborah December 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Awesome! I am so glad you like roasted asparagus too! Thanks for letting me know. Enjoy!


Becca @ The Earthlings Handbook December 11, 2014 at 9:55 am

I am not a big asparagus fan, but if I happen to have some handy, roasting is definitely the most delicious way to prepare it.

Where do you live that your farmer’s market had asparagus in December?? Usually it’s an early spring crop. Was it grown in a greenhouse?


deborah December 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Hi Becca,
I hope you enjoy this recipe. I live in New York and it probably was grown in a greenhouse. All the best, Deb


Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons December 12, 2014 at 12:40 pm

I think roasting or grilling is the only way to cook asparagus, you will never go back! Yum. It’s also good with a little shaved parmesan if you eat cheese.


Marla December 14, 2014 at 11:15 am

Hi Deborah,
I love asparagus and this makes my mouth water. I don’t have any fresh asparagus now but I do have bunches that I froze from last summer that I think I will have to make today after reading your post. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.


swathi December 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Looks delicious Deb thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning.


vegetarianmamma (Cindy) December 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!


kimmythevegan December 18, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Mmmmm so good! I usually boil asparagus… so boring. I love this jazzed up veggie side (or main haha!). Would make a wonderful addition to any holiday meal too!
Thanks so much for your contribution to Healthy Vegan Friday! I am pinning this recipe to our board. This recipe is going to be a feature this week =)


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