Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic

by Julianne De Witt

February 2, 2023

Easy side dish alert! Asparagus tossed in olive oil and garlic and oven roasted to perfection.  Topped with with fresh lemon juice and zest for additional flavour.

A couple of tips:

  • Trim your asparagus by snapping off the woody ends. The ends will break off just where the asparagus starts to get tough.
  • Add the asparagus to a large bowl and add the olive oil, garlic and seasonings. I find mixing the asparagus with tongs or your hands will ensure the asparagus is covered evenly with the oil and garlic.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. This will make clean up easier!
  • Lay asparagus in a single layer to ensure even cooking.
  • Bake at 425 degrees until tender. This should take about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your asparagus.

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic

The easiest of side dishes and one the whole family will love!
Course: Side Dish


  • 2 bunches (approx 750g) asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 pinches fresh ground pepper
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Add asparagus to a large bowl and top with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix asparagus to ensure even coverage of oil and garlic.
  • Arrange asparagus in single layer on baking sheet. Pleace in oven.
  • Roast for 10-15 minutes until tender. Remove from oven, top with lemon juice and zest and serve.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating