Lemon-Roasted Asparagus Recipe
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Lemon-Roasted Asparagus Recipe

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When it comes to fixing asparagus, I think it's hard to go wrong. The springy flavors in this easy recipe burst with every bite. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 75 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place asparagus in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Mix remaining ingredients; drizzle over asparagus. Toss to coat. Roast 8-12 minutes or until crisp-tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Roasted Asparagus in Simple & Delicious April/May 2014

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"Awful. No one cared for this one."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"This was an easy and tasty way to fix asparagus. The garlic and lemon complimented the asparagus and was the perfect accompaniment for our Easter meal."

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"I've never been a fan of asparagus, but this was delicious! It has just the right amount of spices and flavor, and is so easy and quick to make."

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