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Oven Roasted Asparagus – Recipe of the Day

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Oven Roasted Asparagus
Image by Mr T in DC

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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