Lemon Roasted Asparagus

The last couple weeks I have slowed down in my post frequency. I guess life got in the way. LOL. It is funny cause I actually have 5 dishes to post with pictures and everything but have not had the opportunity to write up the posts. This weekend should provide a chance for me to get some of these dishes up.

Today’s recipe is all about simplicity. Asparagus season is here and I love it when fresh asparagus is available and cheap. I like to prepare asparagus in a simple and quick way, either steaming them or roasting them, like this recipe. Roasted asparagus are a huge hit in our house and the kids gobble them up extremely quickly.

Make sure to snap the bottom ends off the asparagus. They are tough and woody. They snap easily with your hands.

Roasted asparagus has a nutty caramelized flavour that is delicious and goes so well with the garlic and lemon juice.

Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon , juiced


  • Preheat oven for 425F
  • Snap the bottom ends off the asparagus and discard them. Wash the asparagus and lay them on a baking sheet. Toss them in the olive oil, garlic and salt. Make sure the asparagus spears are all lying flat on the sheet.
  • Roast them in a 425F oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and pour the lemon juice over the apragus.
  • Serve hot.



About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. I see you’ve been getting some shots excepted by Food Gawker. That’s no easy task. Glad to see you’ve improved to that point.

    I finally gave up on them and just started taking regular old pictures.

  2. Yum. I am such a huge fan of roasted asparagus! I love the smokey and nutty flavor.

  3. Mm..mm…good. I love asparagus. This looks so good.

  4. This is a huge favorite of mine. Love it!

  5. Roasted Asparagus is simply gorgeous!! I love the added lemon…Mmmmmm! Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  6. I like the use of garlic in this dish…I’m a big fan of roasted asparagus and love the ease of making it as a side dish!

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