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Spring Vegetable Challenge - Asparagus

Sara K. Larsen - Monday, March 31, 2014

My favorite way to add a little green into my day is by eating roasted asparagus. Roasting is my favorite method for cooking many vegetables, it's quick, easy, and has so much more flavor than steaming.
 

Asparagus is extremely healthy and loaded with nutrients: it’s a good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K. Asparagus has an outstanding antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrient composition that helps reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. 

I had my first asparagus of the season this weekend and I was amazed what little effort it took to make such a tasty dish. 


Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients:
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Ground garlic pepper

Directions:
Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Slice off the ends of the asparagus. 

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place asparagus on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and ground the garlic pepper over the asparagus. 

Place into the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, until asparagus begins to darken and is tender, yet crisp. 

My secret ingredient to make any roasted vegetable extra delicious is Olde Thompson's Garlic Pepper. I first found it at TJ Maxx and have since been ordering it online. I highly recommend it if you want to take your vegetable roasting skills to the next level. ☺


What's your favorite vegetable to roast?