Fresh asparagus is in season this spring, so make the most of it with this delicious roasted lemon pepper asparagus recipe!
Why is asparagus good for you?
Asparagus is high in anti-inflammatory nutrients and is an excellent source of vitamin K and folate, and a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, and thiamin.
This amazing vegetable also contains:
- amino acid asparagine, which is important in the development and function of the brain.
- chromium, a trace mineral that helps insulin do its job transporting glucose
- glutathione, a detoxifying compound that can help destroy carcinogens
Lemon Pepper Asparagus
Serves 4 | 20 minutes
3 cups of Asparagus (trimmed)
1/2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/2 tablespoons Lemon Juice (divided)
Preheat the oven to 350ºF (176ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Toss the asparagus with the oil and half the lemon juice. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet and season with black pepper and salt. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the asparagus are tender, flipping halfway through.
Remove from the oven and drizzle with the remaining lemon juice. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy!
If you have leftovers, refrigerate in an airtight container for up to two days. Serve leftover asparagus with additional lemon juice.
If you would like more flavour, add lemon zest or garlic powder.
Three cups of asparagus is approximately 1 lb or 454 grams. Choose asparagus that are roughly the same size. Adjust cooking time for thicker asparagus spears.
This Lemon Pepper Asparagus is a fantastic side dish to go with a roast or a barbecue. You could even add some poached eggs for a delicious brunch.
Do you have a favourite way to prepare asparagus? Let me know!
You might like to make some of my other recipes.