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Roasted Asparagus

Roasted AsparagusRecipe courtesy of California Asparagus Commission.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound asparagus
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Balsamic vinaigrette or reduced balsamic syrup

Cooking Directions:

  1. Toss asparagus spears in olive oil and minced garlic
  2. Place on baking sheet in single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Roast, uncovered, in a preheated oven at 450°F (230°C), shaking asparagus pan once or twice to turn spears, for about 12 minutes. When done, asparagus should be crisp but tender.
  4. After asparagus is plated, drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette or reduced balsamic syrup.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 70; Total Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Total Carbs: 11g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 4g; Sodium: 195mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Asparagus Commission.