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Lemon-Roasted Asparagus

About the Recipe

Asparagus is an easy-to-make side dish, and this recipe adds a bright, lemon flavor. 

Serves 2 to 4 


  • 1 bunch (about 1 pound) asparagus, trimmed
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 400°F. 

Arrange asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet or in a baking dish.

In a small bowl, whisk together lemon zest, juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over asparagus and massage it into each spear. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Roast asparagus until tender and lightly browned, 13 to 18 minutes (thicker spears will take longer than thinner ones). Serve warm or room temperature.