Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lemon Roasted Asparagus #recipe by Linda Wiken, author

Asparagus season has stretched into fall this year and I'm loving it. But I usually stick to my time-honored recipes. However, it was time to try something new and since I love roasting veggies anyway, I looked for something different for asparagus.

I'd downloaded this from the internet a few weeks ago  but neglected to write down the site  and it didn't appear on the printout (so can't share that info). But I did tinker with it a bit and here's my take on it.

For starters, I ran out of freshly-squeezed lemon juice so used white wine vinegar for part of the amount. I didn't have any Parmeson cheese on hand so I used Asiago (a flavorful favorite of mine). And, I added some chopped fresh basil to it all. Just because!

Everyone did enjoy it, by the way. I served it with turkey (it was the Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend!)

What you'll need:

1 lb. fresh asparagus
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp. Asiago cheese, grated
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the asparagus. Then add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper, olive oil, and minced garlic. Thoroughly coat the asparagus. Top with lemon slices, chopped basil, and grated cheese.

Roast for 8-10 minutes in the oven.



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  1. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  2. I love asparagus as-is, but this sounds super delicious. Thanks for sharing, Linda!

  3. It is amazing what roasting does to even the best veggies!
    I think I would make a point of adding the cheese before the lemon slices to be sure it gets directly on the veg.

  4. Sounds really yummy Linda. Sister Kath and I just copied the recipe and we'll definitely try it.
    Thanks, Nancy R