Simple Roasted Asparagus

August 1, 2012 by momadvice

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s simple, low in calories and packed with vitamins. Roasting it with just a few simple ingredients brings out its nutty flavor.


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1 bunch asparagus spears thin, trimmed

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 clove garlic minced (optional)

1 teaspoons sea salt

0.5 teaspoons black pepper ground



Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place asparagus on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub the flavors into your asparagus with clean hands. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. After removing from the oven, give asparagus a light dusting of Parmesan cheese.


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