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Lemon and Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Simple and fresh asparagus side dish
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb. asparagus with woody ends snapped off
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small juiced lemon + zest from ½ or a whole lemon, I like using zest from the whole lemon. It’s VERY zingy
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place the asparagus, olive oil and lemon juice in a large bowl. Gently toss until the asparagus is completely coated.
  • Lay the asparagus flat on a foil-lined baking sheet. Be careful not to over-crowd. Pour the remaining lemon juice and olive oil from the bowl over the asparagus.
  • Cook the asparagus for 8 minutes.
  • Turn the asparagus over and sprinkle the minced garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper over the asparagus evenly. Cook an additional 5-8 minutes
  • Serve immediately. Pour any remaining pan juices over the dish and enjoy!