Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic

This Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic makes a great side dish to serve with grilled chicken or fish.This Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic Delicious is garnished with roasted garlic cloves, minced garlic, lemon juice, toasted almonds and chives

Delicious oven roasted asparagus spears are garnished with roasted garlic cloves, minced garlic, lemon juice, toasted almonds and chives.  This is an easy healthy and elegant side dish that can be prepared ahead of time.

This Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic Delicious is garnished with roasted garlic cloves, minced garlic, lemon juice, toasted almonds and chives

ROASTED ASPARAGUS RECIPE

  • 1 bunch of organic asparagus
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly snipped chives
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

HOW TO ROAST ASPARAGUS

If you’ve ever wondered how to roast asparagus in the oven – it couldn’t be easier!  This roasted asparagus with lemon comes together in about 40 minutes (20-30 minutes for roasting the garlic, the another 10-15 for roasting the asparagus).

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place the almond slices on a baking sheet and roast for just 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly browned.
  3. Slice off the tips of the whole garlic heads, exposing the garlic flesh.  Place the garlic heads in a small dish.
  4. Drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil over the heads and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes or until the garlic feels soft when you squeeze a bulb.  Remove from oven and set aside to cool. 
  6. Gently remove the cloves from the skins and place in a small bowl.  Add the minced garlic, minced chives and lemon juice.  
  7. Place the asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet.
  8. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with lemon zest and salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  9. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes or until just tender.
  10. Place the asparagus on a serving platter and garnish with the garlic lemon juice mixture and the toasted almond slices.

TEMPERATURE TO ROAST ASPARAGUS

Preheat the oven and roast asparagus on a cookie sheet or baking dish at 400-425 degrees (depending on the size of your oven).

HOW LONG TO ROAST ASPARAGUS

Depending on the thickness of the asparagus spears, roasting asparagus will take between 5-12 minutes.

Thin asparagus spears will take about 5-7 minutes 

Thicker asparagus spears will take a little longer, maybe  8-12 minutes

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Originally published 6.2015 – updated 3.2020

This Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic Delicious is garnished with roasted garlic cloves, minced garlic, lemon juice, toasted almonds and chives
Yield: 2 servings

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

This Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic is a quick and easy side dish to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of organic asparagus
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly snipped chives
  • 1/4 cup sliced almods, toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place the almond slices on a baking sheet and roast for just 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly browned.
  3. Slice the tips off the whole garlic heads, exposing the garlic flessh. Place the garlic heads in a small dish.
  4. Drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil over the heads and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes or until the garlic feels soft when you squeeze a bulb. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Gently remove the cloves from the skins and place in a small bowl.
  6. Add the minced garlic, minced chives and lemon juice. Stir.
  7. Place the asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet.
  8. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with lemon zest and salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  9. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes or until just tender.
  10. Place the asparagus on a serving platter and garnish with the garlic lemon juice mixture and the toasted almond slices.

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