Making these Lemon Garlic Oven Roasted Asparagus is probably the easiest, simplest but most delicious way to cook asparagus. It requires close to no effort on your part… the oven does all the work for you!
I LOVE asparagus! I’d even say that it’s one of my top favorite veggies… it certainly sits way up there on my list, right next to avocados and corn (I know, I know, that one’s technically a grain, not a vegetable…)
But despite my loving them so much, I must admit that it’s happened on quite a few occasions that I purchased a whole bunch of them, only to let them sit in the fridge until they were no longer fit for consumption. Why? Because I find that sometimes, they may be a bit of a pain to cook!
Well, not anymore! Now that I have discovered just how easy it is to make asparagus in the oven, this will NEVER happen again. Indeed, roasting the spears in the oven could not be easier or result in better tasting asparagus. In fact, I don’t even know why I included step-by-step pictures, or instructions for that matter. This post could easily do without them and be done in 20 words or less…
But hey, pictures are always fun to look at… just as asparagus are always fun to eat (as well as fun to make, now!)
The first thing you need to do is preheat your oven to 400°F – this is probably what will take the longest, too… waiting for that oven to get hot!
While that’s happening, trim about 2 inches off the ends of the asparagus with a knife — or, if you’re patient, snap them one by one with your fingers — and then arrange the spears on a baking sheet. No need to grease or line that sheet or anything…
Insert slices of lemon and garlic here and there between the spears, then drizzle a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with a generous amount of salt and pepper.
Oh, and psssst… if you didn’t have any lemon or garlic, or didn’t care for them, you could even leave them out. Then you’d end up with plain Oven Roasted Asparagus… still super yummy!
Roast your asparagus in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of your asparagus and how tender you want them to be, then remove them from oven and hit them with a little bit more salt, if you want to.
And there you have it: your beautiful and delicious oven roasted asparagus is ready to serve…
Told you that was easy!
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Lemon Garlic Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Preheat your oven to 400°F
- Trim about 2 inches off the ends of the asparagus with a knife.
- Arrange your asparagus on a baking sheet, then insert slices of lemon and garlic here and there between the spears. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Roast in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of your asparagus and how tender you want them to be.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with a little bit more salt, then serve without delay.