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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Zest

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Vegetable
Servings: 2
Author: Aimee


  • Microplane grater


  • 1 lb thin asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Take the asparagus, and cut off the tough ends (where the woody part ends).
  • Place asparagus on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, or until tender.
  • Once done, plate and top with lemon zest from one lemon. Serve with lemon halves for additional lemon flavor, if desired.


If you're using thicker asparagus, you'll need to cook it longer, maybe more like 25-30 minutes.