Roasted Lemon Pepper Asparagus

PHOTO: AMY GORIN, MS, RDN

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

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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. 

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Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, is the owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in Jersey City, NJ. She shares her nutrition expertise with millions of readers in FoodNetwork.com, FoxNews.com, Parade, Runner's World, WeightWatchers.com, and other publications. She's also the co-creator of the Master the Media e-course, which teaches dietitians how to get their name in the news to elevate their brand and boost the presence of nutrition professionals in the media.