Recipe: Roasted Asparagus

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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

-salt

-pepper

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.

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-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.

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-Drizzle the olive oil on top and sprinkle liberally with cracked salt and pepper.

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-Use your fingers to bathe those puppies in oily goodness.

-Pop ‘em in the oven for ten minutes and plate away!

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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’?

 

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