Lemon Asparagus

Lemon Asparagus

7 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Recipe by  Emily

“My fiance loves this recipe. We often eat it with BBQ during the summer.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  2. Coat asparagus with vegetable and arrange on a baking sheet. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. Roast in preheated oven until lightly browned at the tips, about 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine lemon juice, butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in on high in microwave until butter is completely melted, about 1 minute; stir to combine. Pour butter mixture over roasted asparagus and toss to coat.

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Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

I tossed the asparagus with extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil before roasting and I also went a little lighter on the lemon juice, salt and black pepper in the second coating. Very tasty.



I took a look at this recipe, and decided to try it, since we love oven baked asparagus. However, for 2 people, 1+ teaspoon of salt and 1+ teaspoon of pepper sounds like quite a lot! I wound up using much less--about 1/4 teaspoon of each was quite enough for us, on about 3/4 pound of asparagus. In addition, I coated the asparagus with 1 tablespoon of olive oil before I placed it in the oven, and when done, I tossed it with only 1 tablespoon of lemon juice combined with 1 teaspoon of butter. This was ample seasoning for our tastes. Of course, more of any of the ingredients may be added, if desired. Oh, and I only did 5 minutes under the broiler. 15 minutes would have turned my beautiful asparagus into crispy critters!



I put olive oil on the asparagus and put in the toaster/convection oven at 425 for 12-15 minutes and use parchment paper to line the pan. No need for broiler. Turns out perfect every time.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 118 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 7.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 702 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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