An easy, yummy vegetable to eat as a side dish. Asparagus. When you hear the name, most of you think of the weird after smell that you can smell when you go to the bathroom. But it is completely worth it! Just make sure you don’t go to a public washroom afterwards (you know, the embarrassment when you come out of the stall and see everyone wrinkling their noses!).
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So to make this, make sure to trim the hard white end parts of the rinsed asparagus. Then put the asparagus in a shallow oven dish, and mix it with the olive oil and lemon juice. Place each asparagus spear in a single layer onto the parchment-lined baking tray and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake in a preheated 180 °C (356 °F) for about 30 minutes. Before serving, sprinkle some grated cheese, minced garlic, toasted pine nuts, or cranberries, if desired.
Oven Roasted Asparagus
A delicious side dish. Roasting the asparagus reduces the natural bitterness so it tastes great!
1 bunch of spearheaded asparagus, rinsed and hard white ends trimmed off
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. each salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 180 °C (356 °F).
- In a shallow oven dish, toss asparagus with the olive oil and lemon juice.
- Spread the asparagus as a single layer onto a parchment-lined baking tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the asparagus starts to shrivel just a bit.
- Serve with some shredded cheese, minced garlic, toasted pine nuts, or cranberries on top, if desired.