Lemon Roasted Asparagus
Spring is officially upon us! This is such a beautiful time of year. I love the way it smells with all the plants starting to grow again. I also love the way it tastes with all the spring fruits and veggies that come into season. On of my favorite Spring vegetables is asparagus. These super nutritious stalks are an easy vegetable to love. This is especially true when it is accompanied by the zesty freshness of lemon.
1 pound of fresh asparagus, trimmed
1 tablespoon of melted butter or olive oil
1 lemon, zest removed and juiced
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
Start with the asparagus cleaned and dry. Then, drizzle over the butter, lemon zest and lemon juice. Toss lightly so that the salt and pepper will stick evenly. Once all the pieces are coated, add the salt and pepper.
Throw the asparagus onto a cookie sheet. Cook this in the oven or toaster oven for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees. I like the stalks to still be a bit crunchy. If you want a more tender result, roast them a few minutes longer.