Thursday, April 1, 2010

Roasted Asparagus

Another tasty and traditional Easter side dish is Roasted Asparagus. It is quick and easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy!

• 1 pound of asparagus, trimmed
• 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
• Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Trim the woody ends from the asparagus. Spread the spears in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Toss gently. Roast until the asparagus is tender, about 15 minutes.

Note: You can turn this side dish into an appetizer by wrapping each asparagus with ½ slice of prosciutto ham (cut lengthwise). Make sure the asparagus is completely cooled before you wrap them with prosciutto. Serve at room temperature.


  1. I love roasted asparagus ~ especially with a little sprinkle of sea salt :D

  2. This is exactly how I prepare asparagus! In the summer instead of roasting, put it on the grill...divine!

  3. Janet, I agree with you, they taste great on the grill as well!