Recipe: Roasted Asparagus with Garlic & Lemon

whole30 potluck dinner

This ‘Roasted Asparagus with Garlic & Lemon‘ is one of our go-to recipes and we make it all the time! We even brought it to a Whole30 dinner party yesterday. Yes, that’s right, it’s also Whole30 approved and Paleo!

Did you know that asparagus has many health benefits? Here’s some of our favorites:

  • full of antioxidants
  • brain boosting power
  • mood booster
  • has vitamin E
  • helps with bloating
  • can even ease a hangover!

Wow! Now onto the recipe…

whole30 potluck dinner

A Healthy Side Dish: Roasted Asparagus with Garlic & Lemon

Not only is asparagus delicious it’s packed with nutrition! 

Serves 8. Hands-on time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 25 minutes. Total time: 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of organic fresh asparagus
  • 2 tbsp EVOO for drizzle (we just eyeball it)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Lemon (juice and zest)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Himalayan salt

What you need:

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Rinse off the asparagus and pat dry.
  3. Then break off the tough ‘woodsy’ ends of the asparagus. To do this take the asparagus in your hand and break 1/3 ways up from the bottom of the stalk. It should naturally snap right off. You can also cut 1/3 of the ways up to save time.
  4. Place asparagus on the baking try lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with EVOO, crack salt and pepper on top, and toss to make sure everything is evenly coated. *Make sure your asparagus is spread in an even layer to make for optimal even cooking.
  5. Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  6. Take out of the oven and top with minced garlic.
  7. Put back in the oven and roast for another 5 minutes.
  8. Take out of oven and top with lemon zest and the juice of half a lemon. Taste and season again with salt and pepper if needed.
  9. Enjoy!

*Pictures by Stephanie Drenka 

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