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Roasted Asparagus

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author My Little Larder


  • 2 bunches approx 500g/1lb fresh asparagus
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • zest and juice of half a lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 200C (400F).
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper (parchment paper).
  3. Wash the asparagus well then break off the ends (see Note 1). Place asparagus on the baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat then spread the asparagus in a single layer on the baking tray. Roast for approximately 10-20 min (depending on the thickness of your asparagus spears) or until the asparagus is just lightly browned, and tender but still crisp.
  4. Remove from oven, sprinkle with lemon zest and juice and serve.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Bend the asparagus spear approximately 1 inch from the base and it should snap off the woody end leaving behind the tender part of the spear.