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Roasted Lemon Asparagus

Roasted Lemon Asparagus is a simple side dish you can make in 15 minutes. It's a delicious addition to any meal!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice + additional for topping

Optional: thin slices of lemon

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    • Rinse the asparagus. Pat dry with a paper towel. Trim off the end pieces (approximately 1-2 inches).
    • Lay your asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet or baking dish. (Both work great.) It's important that it's a single layer as it allows your asparagus to cook quickly and evenly.
    • Drizzle olive oil over your asparagus. Give your asparagus a little flip to get olive oil on both sides. (You do not want them completely coated. The 2 teaspoons of olive oil is plenty.)
    • Sprinkle with salt.
    • Drizzle lemon juice on top. Optional: add a few thin slices of lemon.
    • Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes. If you like your asparagus a little more firm you'll take them out around the 7 minute mark. 8-10 minutes will produce a more wilted stalk. The time also varies based on how thick your asparagus is so you'll want to keep a close on eye on them.
    • Remove from oven and serve immediately.
    • If you like (and I do) drizzle a little extra lemon juice on top.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 40kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 147mg, Potassium: 229mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 855IU, Vitamin C: 6.8mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2.4mg
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