The best oven roasted asparagus! Asparagus is tossed with olive oil and lemon juice, seasoned with garlic and roasted to crispy perfection, this simple baked asparagus is a favorite vegetable side dish.
Toss asparagus with olive oil and lemon juice and stir until evenly coated.
Add sea salt, black pepper and minced garlic and stir until evenly distributed.
Place asparagus on a large baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
Remove from oven and serve immediately.
How to trim asparagus
To trim asparagus, you use your hands:
Hold each end of an asparagus spear firmly in between two fingers.
Slowly bend the asparagus in half.
Keep bending the asparagus until it snaps.
Discard the bottom end and keep the top.
In this process, each piece of asparagus will snap in right above the spot where the asparagus is woody and tough, leaving you with the most tender portions of the vegetable to roast and enjoy.Ingredient Substitutions
Olive oil. Avocado oil or herb-infused olive oils also taste great in this recipe.
Minced garlic. I usually use jarred minced garlic, but fresh minced garlic works well too!
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To restore its crispiness, reheat it over high heat on the stovetop. Or, you can warm it in the microwave.