Love that Asparagus

Carol White

By
@Mstwinkie

Asparagus is low in calories and is very low in sodium. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
Eaten raw, their fresh crunchy goodness will delight your taste buds. Or, enjoy them lightly steamed or roasted.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 lb
fresh asparagus
1
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 Tbsp
lemon zest
2 clove
garlic, (minced)
1/4 c
fresh grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
salt and pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1Pre-heat oven 400 ° and wash asparagus and let drain.
2Prep asparagus - Place the asparagus on your cutting board and cut the tough woody portion off. The stem thickness indicates the age of the asparagus, thicker stems coming from older plants. The stalks are thicker and can be a little woody then the small stalks. The bottom portion of asparagus often contains sand and dirt, so thorough cleaning is advised before cooking.
3Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Add olive oil to pan then add your asparagus, minced garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste. Then toss asparagus and make sure all the stalks are cover. Now add lemon juice and zest. Place in oven and let roast for about 10 - 12 minutes.
4Serve asparagus - Remove from oven and place on serving plate while they nice and hot,then garnish with grated parmesan cheese. Love my asparagus roasted this way because they are full of flavor.
5Now for those of you who love taking it to another level. Try wrapping asparagus in bacon.
6You know bacon makes everything taste good. Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Recipe For: The Best Asparagus