Goodbye, boring vegetables! This roasted asparagus is simply seasoned, yet guaranteed to impress your dinner guests. And it couldn't be easier to make. I whipped up a light sauce of olive oil, lemon juice, black pepper and dried thyme, then tossed that with the asparagus and roasted it in the oven for about ten minutes.
And here's a little tip to make the prep all that much easier: You don't have to cut the asparagus! Simply give it a little bend, and the end will snap off. This cuts down prep time, making this a dish you can whip up in less than 20 minutes!
Roasted Lemon Pepper Asparagus
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- Dash freshly ground black pepper
- 2 heaping teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 pounds trimmed asparagus
Preheat oven to 425°F. In a small bowl, combine oil with lemon juice, thyme, pepper and garlic. Place asparagus in baking dish and toss with herb mixture. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until tender.