Roasted Asparagus is my FAVORITE springtime veggies - I love to serve it as a simple side as often as possible! The recipe uses less than 5 ingredients.
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
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Author: Whitney Reist | Sweet Cayenne
1.25poundsfresh asparagus, trimmed (cut off about 2 inches off the woodiest part of the stalk)
¾teaspooncoarse Kosher salt
½teaspoonfreshly cracked black pepper
½of a large lemon, zest and juice
¼cupfreshly grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the asparagus on the baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil on top, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Roast the asparagus for 7-8 minutes until tender but still slightly crunchy. The asparagus should be bright green and the stalks will only bend slightly (signs of overcooking include an olive green color and limp, floppy stalks). Remove from heat and sprinkle on the lemon zest, juice, and grated Parmesan. Toss to coat and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Note: if serving this with the pan seared lamb chops menu, roast the asparagus once the lamb chops are removed from the oven and resting on the stovetop.