Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus

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Quite possibly the easiest and most delicious way to eat any vegetable is to roast it! Throw it in the oven and about 15 minutes later you’ve got a crispy, crunchy and flavorful side dish.

Asparagus is in its prime during late spring and early summer. Surprise your plant-based barbecue guests with roasted asparagus – it can also be cooked on the grill!

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Less than 1/4 tsp salt & freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Toss asparagus with oil on a baking sheet with sides or in a large roasting pan.
  3. Spread in a single layer and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast asparagus, uncovered, for 15-25 minutes, or until tender. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Yield: Serves 8

Per serving: 51 calories, 1g fat, 40mg sodium 4g fiber, 4g protein

Source: EatingWell.com