Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Hello everyone! This post is short, but in NO way lacking in flavor. Plus....it's another quick and easy dish to satisfy your vegetable cravings or to be a tasty side you can throw together in a jiffy. Plus, most kitchens should have all of the ingredients needed.

Your gonna love how this all gets put together. Start out by preheating your oven to 400 then lining a baking sheet with foil. Next chop off the bottoms of 1 pound asparagus. Now set your asparagus on the foil lined baking sheet and drizzle about 3-4 tablespoons olive oil all over and sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper. Next, crush up 2 cloves garlic (or use 1 teaspoon garlic powder) and sprinkle over the tasty green stalks. Finally, take 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice and drizzle all over. The next step will take you back to your elementary school roots. Remember making those clay snakes you used to make by rolling the clay back and forth? Well...get your hands and roll those spears back and forth to cover them all up with those savory ingredients.

Now place the baking sheet in the oven on the top rack and back 15ish minutes or until the asparagus is tender and can be easily pierced by a fork.

Really...that's all there is too it. I am telling you...oven roasted veggies are the BEST way to eat them. Now, I do enjoy them steamed once in a while, but man....the flavors that an oven can bring out just tickles my pickle. Plus, you can get those creative juices flowing and roast just about any veggie. The concept is pretty much the same for them all. A little bit of olive oil or vinegar, salt, pepper, and roast them at 400 until they reach the desired tenderness.

Don't they look scrumptious????

Oven Roasted Asparagus

1 lb fresh asparagus (bottoms removed)
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 crushed garlic cloves
salt and pepper

Preheat your oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with foil. Spread asparagus on the sheet then drizzle all liquid ingredients on top. Sprinkle the garlic and salt/pepper. Place on the top rack of your oven and bake for 15 or so minutes or until tender and easily pierced by a fork.

This recipe is featured on The Gluten Free Homeaker's Gluten Free Wednesdays

1 comment:

  1. oh YUMMY! We have a cup full of asparagus from our garden in the fridge right now :D I usually sautee them in butter and salt ... sooooo yummy.. but I think I'll try this next time we make it :D