I love a dish where a star ingredient can just speak for itself and, for me, no vegetable shines brighter than asparagus. This recipe for roasted asparagus is super simple and tastes amazing. Pair with a grilled steak, scrambled eggs or spicy black bean burger for a delicious spring or summer time meal that comes together in minutes. Bonus points if you nab your produce from the farmer’s market.
What you’ll need…
-one bunch of asparagus spears
-two tablespoons of olive oil
and how it all comes together…
-Rinse your asparagus spears and dry them off using a pretty linen tea towel…ok so that second part is optional.
-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
-Snap off the tough ends of each spear. You can save this part for future veggie stock making.
-Line up your spears in a single layer on a baking sheet.
-Drizzle the olive oil on top and sprinkle liberally with cracked salt and pepper.
-Use your fingers to bathe those puppies in oily goodness.
-Pop ‘em in the oven for ten minutes and plate away!
Extra serving flair: Top with grated Parmesan cheese, lemon juice or my condiment go-to, balsamic vinegar. But honestly I prefer them without all that jazz.
What’s your favorite veggie side dish? Do you like to keep vegetables simple or dress them up with lots of add-ons and fancy choppin’?