Easy Oven-Roasted Asparagus


I know, I know. Asparagus doesn’t sound that exciting. roasted asparagus

But, stick with me, because we haven’t been able to get enough of this simple and tasty vegetable. In fact, Austin and I have to fight each other for the last bite!

So, I think I’m onto something.

Not only does asparagus make a delicious side dish, it’s also packed with antioxidants and a special compound that helps break down carcinogens and free radicals, which can help protect against certain forms of cancer. This green veggie is a good source of fiber, folate, and chromium, which can help stabilize blood sugar, too. Even more reason to dig in!

What I especially love about this dish is that it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare, from start to finish, and it’s practically fool-proof. I hope you’ll take advantage of the rest of asparagus season, and enjoy it as much as we do!

Easy Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Serves 2-4

Ingredients:
1 bunch asparagus
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400F and trim the woody stems off the end of each asparagus spear. Arrange the asparagus into a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet or enameled baking dish, and drizzle with the melted coconut oil. Add in the minced garlic, salt, and pepper, and toss directly in the pan to coat the asparagus evenly with the oil and spices.

preparing asparagus

Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, until the asparagus is crisp-tender, but not soggy. Serve immediately.

5 from 3 votes
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Easy Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
A simple and delicious way to enjoy asparagus!
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 2
Calories: 95 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic , finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and trim the woody stems off the end of each asparagus spear. Arrange the asparagus into a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet or enameled baking dish, and drizzle with the melted coconut oil. Add in the minced garlic, salt, and pepper, and toss directly in the pan to coat the asparagus evenly with the oil and spices.
  2. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, until the asparagus is crisp-tender, but not soggy. Serve immediately.

Notes:
I have a feeling this method would work well with a variety of vegetables, so feel free to use any sturdy vegetables you have on hand, such as broccoli, cauliflower, or carrots. (Cooking times may vary, so be sure to check on them often.)

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Comments

Stephanie

Wow! These asparagus look delicious! and they seem so simple to make as well!!

Lyn

Love asparagus and this is very similar to mine. Only difference is I put coconut oil, salt, pepper together in a sheet pan (cookie pan with sides) and put it in the oven while it preheats. Coconut oil is solid like shortening, so it melts and heats up. When it is sizzling, I add the asparagus and roll it around in the oil (tongs help). Cook until tips are slightly browned. I’m addicted to it- once it comes out of oven eat immediately while crispy. PS- hubby doesn’t like garlic in this so we leave it out, it tends to get a little bitter for him.

Janice

I’ve made this a dozen times. It’s delicious! And quick! It’s a fantastic addition to any meal.

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