Lemon-Roasted Asparagus

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 01, 2023
When it comes to fixing asparagus, I think it's hard to go wrong. The springy flavors in this easy lemon asparagus recipe burst with every bite. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
Lemon-Roasted Asparagus Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place asparagus in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Mix remaining ingredients; drizzle over asparagus. Toss to coat. Roast until crisp-tender, 8-12 minutes.
Lemon Asparagus Tips

Do you need to wash the asparagus before roasting?

Yes. Fine grit can lurk in the asparagus tips. To get rid of it, fill a bowl with cool water and soak the asparagus for a few minutes, then rinse off. To get your spears ready for any recipe, we have all the asparagus preparation tips you need.

What else can you add to lemon asparagus?

Grated Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts or a specialty flake salt are all wins when paired with fresh asparagus. Or think about fresh herbs: Tarragon asparagus and a hint of honey is a perfect combination. Get even more inspiration from these roasted asparagus recipes.

What do you serve with lemon asparagus?

Roasted chicken, lamb chops and other classic Passover recipes go great with lemon asparagus. Also consider a traditional potato kugel.

Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Senior Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

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