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Oven Roasted Asparagus – Recipe of the Day

The Perfect Side Dish

Oven roasted asparagus is one of the best ways to bring out the natural flavors of this wonderful vegetable. This quick and easy recipe makes a great weeknight side dish that pairs well with beef, chicken, pork or seafood. It also works very well in a number of white sauce pasta dishes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, rinsed thoroughly and tough ends removed
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh lemon zest (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over asparagus and toss to coat well.
  3. Arrange on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil in a single layer.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste.
  5. Roast for 25 minutes or until crisp tender.
  6. Garnish with a little fresh lemon zest, if desired.

Note:  Can also be roasted on the outdoor grill if you desire.



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