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Lemon Oven Roasted Asparagus

This lemon oven-roasted asparagus is a healthy, quick, and is an easy side dish.  It’s also low carb and keto friendly!

 

Picking the Asparagus

For this recipe, I choose asparagus spears that are on the thinner side.  I prefer my asparagus to be lightly roasted and tender.  If you do choose to make this recipe with spears that are thicker, then adjust the roasted time by 2-3 minutes.  

 

Quick and Easy Side Dish

Making this lemon oven-roasted asparagus side dish is incredibly simple and quick to make.  After washing and trimming the spears, toss together the ingredients and coat the asparagus.  Line them in a single layer on the baking sheet and sprinkle them with Parmesan cheese if desired.  To make this recipe vegan-friendly, simply leave out the Parmesan cheese – it’s that simple! 

Lemon Oven-Roasted Asparagus on white plate with a sliced lemon
 

 

Serving Asparagus as a Side

Many dishes go well with a side of asparagus.  It can be served with steak, chicken, fish such as salmon, or simply added into a salad for a vegan variety.  Asparagus has an earthy green flavor so it pairs best with saltier foods as well as nuts. 

Lemon Oven-Roasted Asparagus on white plate with a sliced lemon

Lemon Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Lemon Oven-Roasted Asparagus

This lemon oven-roasted asparagus is a healthy, quick, and is an easy side dish. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic, healthy, lemon, roasted, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus spears trimmed
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Wash and trim the asparagus spears.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the olive oil, black pepper, salt, minced garlic, and freshly squeezed lemon. 
  • On an aluminum foil lined baking sheet, lay the asparagus spears in a single layer.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes depending on the thickness of asparagus spears.  Spears should be tender.
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Lemon Oven-Roasted Asparagus on white plate with a sliced lemon

 

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