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Roasted White Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan


  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 25 mins (10m prep + 15m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

white asparagus

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. 2.Place the trimmed and peeled white asparagus on a baking sheet.
  3. 3.Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. 4.Toss to coat the asparagus evenly.
  5. 5.Roast in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender and slightly browned.
  6. 6.While the asparagus is roasting, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, and remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small bowl.
  7. 7.Remove the roasted asparagus from the oven and drizzle the lemon mixture over it.
  8. 8.Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
  9. 9.Return the asparagus to the oven for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and lightly golden.
  10. 10.Serve immediately and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightChoose firm and fresh white asparagus for the best results.
  • chevron_rightIf the asparagus spears are thick, you may need to adjust the roasting time slightly.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to add a sprinkle of chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley or thyme, for extra flavor.
  • chevron_rightServe the roasted white asparagus as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish for a complete meal.
  • chevron_rightLeftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.