Oven-Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Olive Oil

Oven-Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Olive Oil

Notes: When fresh garlic shoots are available, the Pences cook them the same way.

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • none Sea salt or regular salt and fresh-ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon-flavored olive oil or extra-virgin olive oil


1. Rinse asparagus; snap off tough stem ends and discard. Spread asparagus in a 10- by 15-inch baking pan. Drizzle with plain olive oil, then shake pan lightly to coat asparagus. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

2. Bake in a 400° oven until asparagus is tender-crisp to bite, 9 to 10 minutes.

3. Transfer to a platter. Sprinkle with lemon peel; drizzle with lemon-flavored oil. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 54none
  • Calories from fat: 67%
  • Protein: 2.8g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 19mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Olive Oil Recipe