Roasted asparagus with lemon is such a classic spring time recipe. The lemon and asparagus compliment each other harmoniously in every bite. I know there are a million roasted asparagus recipes out there, but of course I had to share my quick and easy recipe as well!
To make roasted asparagus with lemon:
Trim the asparagus by removing the tough ends. Toss the asparagus in olive oil, a pinch of salt and garlic powder. Roast the asparagus in the oven for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Remove from the oven and squeeze fresh lemon juice on top. Serve immediately and enjoy!
tips & tricks
Take it from me – asparagus can go bad quickly (and will then smell horrendous). In order to make your asparagus stay fresh for longer, store it upright in a jar with water. Basically how you would put flowers in a vase. I recommend storing it this way in the refrigerator. You’ll be surprised at how much longer it will stay fresh! I also recommend storing fresh herbs this way; it really is a game-changer! Another tip is to trim the ends of the asparagus. The ends are often more tough and are often described as “woody.” Some people recommend snapping the ends off (as they will naturally break at the appropriate point). I usually cut about 1-2 inches off from the end instead. I find this to be less wasteful and I honestly don’t taste a difference.
I find this roasted asparagus with lemon to be a great addition to any main dish. I especially recommend pairing it with arugula green pea pesto or summer squash bow tie pasta! The flavors are so fresh and bright – perfect for the warmer months ahead! Please let me know when you try out this recipe by rating it below in the comments. Your feedback helps me improve my recipes, so I really appreciate it! Additionally feel free to message me on Instagram, or you can save my recipes on Pinterest.