Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

 
Roasted asparagus is one of the easiest, most foolproof ways to cook asparagus. Simply chop the woody ends off washed asparagus spears (about the bottom two inches), spread them on a baking sheet, add a little oil and seasoning, and pop them in the oven. Shake the pan once in a while so they don’t brown on one side, and take them out when they are cooked to your liking. That’s it; you’re done.

This simple roasted asparagus recipe is a wonderful side dish with just about any meal, even this poached eggs breakfast! Give it a flavor boost by adding chopped garlic before baking, or dress it up just before serving with chopped fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, or some freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Tip: When choosing asparagus, select young asparagus with thin, tender stalks. Thick asparagus tends to have woody texture, but if that’s all you can find, consider peeling it with a vegetable peeler.

Asparagus recipe

Roasted Asparagus

This easy roasted asparagus recipe is a great side to any meal.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 47 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. fresh asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

  2. Place asparagus on large baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake, shaking pan occasionally, for 22 to 25 minutes, or until tender-crisp.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Sodium 98mg4%
Total Carbohydrates 5g2%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How to make asparagus

Easy Roasted Asparagus

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 47
Total Fat: 2 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 98 mg
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 3 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
½ Carb
½ Fat

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1½ Vegetable
½ Fat

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Roasted Asparagus Recipe

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