Apr 21, 2010

Roasted Asparagus

This is one amazing, simple and elegant appetizer to prepare especially during spring. I picked up a couple of fresh asparagus spears from the local farmers market. I like the tender, young spears because they are slender and you can use almost the entire stem for roasting without wasting. Any simple seasoning goes a long way.


Ingredients
Asparagus spears - 1 bunch
Olive oil - 2 tablespoons or as per need
Salt and pepper to taste
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
Wash the asparagus spears as they might have some sand particles.
Chop the ends or the hard part of the stem.
Lay the asparagus on a baking dish as a single layer. Drizzle the olive oil on top and season with salt and pepper. At this point you could use any seasoning you have like garlic salt, italian seasoning, dried herbs etc.
Toss the asparagus slightly so that the oil and seasoning evenly coats all the spears.
Po it into the oven preheated at 400 degrees F for about 9 to 10 minutes. It must have turned tender and slightly crunchy by now.
Squeeze some lemon juice on top and serve warm.

It is that simple! Tastes great as an appetizer or a snack! Healthy too!

36 comments:

  1. Humm simple and tasty :)) I'll send my entry for Global Kadai- Burritos/wraps in 2-3 days :))

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  2. Hi...thanks for dropping by and joining in, sounds interesting and looks great....

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  3. Hi Divya....i just love Asparagus....i normally stir fry them and i have never tried roasting them...this definitely sounds healthier...the next time i buy them...i'm gonna try making them your way...:)...beautiful snaps too...

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  4. Wow simple & looking great & delicious .........

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  5. Very simple and lovely roasting Divya.

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  6. Never ever had asparagus. But this sounds like a good way to start using it.

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  7. I made a version of this when I got like a bunch of white asparagus from Costco (so you can imagine how big the bunch must have been) :D

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  8. I too make this but with little indian spices.Mine never turned crisp.............Looks perfect

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  9. very simple and healthy ...looks great.

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  10. I agree, I love roasted asparagus the best... so easy and yummy.

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  11. hey i make these too boiling and a mild stir fry with seasonings..shall try ur version next time!

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  12. I haven't had this veggie in my kitchen, got to try this.

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  13. Looks so good , I prefer it baked too.. love the adition of lemon in it.

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  14. The roasting is the only way i consume! They retain the crisp and color well!

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  15. Hi divya, the most nutritious way to eat a veggie!
    Never tried roasting it.I will give it a try.

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  16. There is a bunch in the fridge wanting to get roasted in my pan for the past 4 days...but it hasn't made its way there as yet!...atleast this tempting dish will make me do it now!!!:)
    Smitha

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  18. Just love it, yummyilicious roasted asparagus..

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  19. i tried this with cherry tomatoes,..it tatses yum

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  20. Easy recipe, Divya...and i love asparagus

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  21. சூப்பர்ப்..அருமை...

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  23. this looks simple, healthy and delicious :)

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  24. Love asparagus in any form, we also had something similar to this the other day

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  25. This rosted aspragus is a staple in our house.

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  26. Lovely flavours......i love asparagus,urs looks delicious!!

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  27. delicious, simple and so pretty!

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  28. This looks great and simple . Perfect and crunchy

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