An easy roasted asparagus recipe you can use all spring and summer... I love roasting veggies when I have a chicken in the oven. I just throw them in during the last 15 minutes the chicken is cooking and they are ready to go in time for dinner.
How to trim asparagus
To trim your asparagus, hold the bottom end of one of your asparagus firmly. With your other hand, bend the asparagus until it snaps. Try this with two more asparagus. Trim the rest of your asparagus to the longest of your 3 test asparagus.
Trimming your asparagus gets rid of the woody part of the asparagus.
Easy Asparagus Recipe - Step by Step
Preheat your oven to 400F. In the meantime, trim your asparagus per the instructions above.
Add the asparagus to a baking sheet, lightly oil, and season with salt & pepper. Sometimes I use avocado oil cooking spray instead of pouring the oil directly on the asparagus. It is easier to get a light coat of oil with the spray.
How to cook asparagus
Roast for 10 minutes, toss to rotate, and cook an additional 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your asparagus.
- 2 lbs. asparagus
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- Trim the stems of the asparagus about 1/2 inch.
- Lightly drizzle with avocado oil (or spray with avocado oil spray), sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to evenly coat and spread them out evenly.
- Roast 10, toss to rotate, and cook an additional 5-10 minutes until tender when poked with a fork. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the asparagus.
My favorite way to use roasted asparagus is in my Super Green Pesto Pasta Salad!