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.

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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

Laura @ Raise Your Garden

I had no idea that asparagus had that much chromium. Blood sugar is a major issue for me as I’m always trying to control my hyperglycemia naturally. Fear of diabetes has made me tweak my diet.

Growing asparagus for the first time.

Also eating a more plant based diet, it’s the “new spa day” for me, eating green to combat free radicals. No more processed foods!!

FitnFifty

Roasting brings out delicious flavor in vegetables. I use this method frequently. This week I roasted eggplant, onions, mushrooms and grape tomatoes and served with a splash of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. It was wonderful.

Becky T

Asparagus in summer is my FAVORITE vegetable, Michigan asparagus is in season early in May and I buy it weekly and grill it, takes about 5 minutes on the grill (I drizzle with olive oil and sea salt), its fantastic! Never buy frozen or canned asparagus ICK.

Collette- Meal Mom

I love coconut oil and have not tried it on asparagus yet – so thanks for the idea!

Kayla

I just bought some asparagus today and was wondering what to do with it. Thanks, Megan!! You have the best ideas and I’m so thankful I found this website. I also made your homemade vanilla almond milk today for the first time and it was also wonderful!! Megan, you’re awesome!!

BGriffin

Try laying the asparagus on top of a layer if sliced limes before drizzling with oil and roasting!

Lisen

Hello from the UK. Just wanted to say that you must NEVER eat anything but Organic asparagus, Iive one mile away from a “normal” asparagus field. Just before the Aspargus breaks through the ground, the farmer will spray the whole field with Roundup… Do I need to say more…?

Lisen X

Karen

Asparagus may not be that exciting for you, but I love it fresh. Yum… Any way you fix it pretty much. So yep, it does get me excited and……I start craving it in winter a month or so before the first early stuff hits the stores.

Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations

I don’t like asparagus, but the rest of my family loves it! I think I will make this for them, it the only asparagus recipe I’ve come across that actually looks good- maybe I will even try it 🙂

Jojo

I’ve been roasting asparagus for a while now with olive oil. I must give it a whirl with the coconut oil. It goes from the baking sheet right into my mouth – I can never get it to the serving dish! After you take it out of the oven, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice – it takes it over the top!

Thank you for another “winner” Megan!

Abbi*tarian

Thank you, Megan :0). I enjoy that you led me to a recipe I wouldn’t have come up with on my own but is also so easy to make! My favorite veggie side is a tie: a trio of roasted sweet potatoes, onions & parsnip in coconut oil to roasted fennel, green beans, onions, asparagus & gold potatoes in soy-free earth balance. Why I did the first with coconut oil & not the second is beyond me! It keeps becoming clear to me that I should just cook everything with coconut oil!

Barbara

Hi Megan! I just found your site by pure chance. My daughters boyfriend (so hard to believe I’m at that stage of life!!) asked me to make a dish with cabbage. They are in college and desperate for healthy food! So I searched for cabbage salads and found you! I made the cabbage with cilantro and lime recipe. I brought it to our youth group at church and the 13-20 yr. old’s DEVOURED it!! I love your recipes!!! I have all the ingredients you use I just didn’t know how to put them all together to make them taste good!!!

Millie

I adore roasted asparagus – it has such amazing flavour!!!
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Laura W

Oh I can’t wait to go pick some up at the farmers market this weekend. I’m not a huge fan of asparagus but this looks like it might be tasty!

sabijo

Would you by any chance like to bake me all your frozen treats and just send them over? Like now? OK thanks!

(I only ask such an insane question b/c my kids are napping and I’m having my grown -up alone time relaxing, too weary to go and whip up a batch of anything…even if its tasty coconut-y chocolate-y. Can I get a shout out from any other moms out there? Oh heeey…)

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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