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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Lynn Miller
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Yield Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 54
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 5 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 148 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Break off tough ends of asparagus. Place asparagus on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

  2. In a small bowl, rub 1 tsp. salt with lemon zest until crumbly. Sprinkle over asparagus and toss to coat. Arrange asparagus in a single layer and roast until tender, 18 to 25 minutes, shaking baking sheet once or twice during cooking time.

  3. Season asparagus with pepper and sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.

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Also appeared in: All You, April, 2011;