This roasted asparagus recipe is a nice addition to any meal. The mixture of salt and olive oil adds flavor to the asparagus without dominating it.
1 lb. fresh asparagus
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Cut off the woody bottom part of the asparagus spears and discard.
3. With a vegetable peeler, peel off the skin on the bottom 2-3 inches of the spears.
4. Place asparagus on foil-lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt.
5. Roll the asparagus around the pan until they are evenly coated with oil and salt.
6. Roast for 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the stalks. Pierce with the tip of a knife to determine tenderness. Serves 4.
What to Serve This Recipe With
This roasted asparagus recipe makes for a great side dish for so many different meals. It may not be a favorite with kids, but it's so simple that there's no way you can't make it on a busy night. Here are a few ideas for what to serve this recipe with.
First, turkey is a great option. Roasted asparagus may find its way on to a lot of Thanksgiving tables, and for good reason. It's a great vegetable dish to pair with relatively neutral-tasting turkey. Throw some mashed potatoes into the mix, and you have a perfect fall dinner.
If turkey isn't your jam, or if you're sick of it after Thanksgiving, chicken can also pair nicely with roasted asparagus. Chicken, like turkey, is one of the healthier meats out there. By combining it with roasted asparagus, you'll provide your family with a highly nutritious meal that they're sure to love.
Our final suggestion is to pair it with some fish. Fish is a nice alternative to the meats that often grace family tables, and has a lot to offer nutritionally. Roasted asparagus will only elevate the healthiness of a fish dinner. Plus, the simplicity of this recipe means you can spend more time focusing on bringing the best flavors possible to your chosen fish fillets.