Stupid-Easy Recipe for Garlicky-Lemon Asparagus (#1 Top-Rated)


Lemon and garlic are a classic flavor pairing with asparagus, and this quick, delicious side dish shows why.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Garlicky-Lemon Asparagus.

1. Info for Garlicky-Lemon Asparagus

  • Cook Time: 22 Min
  • Total Time: 22 Min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 72.19 kcal

2. Ingredients for Garlicky-Lemon Asparagus

  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 1/4 lbs. asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Black pepper

3. Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Crush and finely mince the garlic cloves. Set aside.
  4. Using a zester or handheld rasp-style grater, grate 1 teaspoon of zest from the lemon. Reserve the lemon for later use.
  5. Trim the rough ends from the asparagus and arrange the spears on the baking sheet.
  6. Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and the minced garlic.
  7. Roast on middle rack of oven until garlic is fragrant and asparagus is crisp-tender, 10-12 minutes.
  8. Check to see that asparagus is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
  9. Transfer the asparagus to a serving plate, and sprinkle the grated lemon zest over the asparagus.
  10. Slice the reserved lemon in half. Squeeze the juice of half of the lemon over the asparagus. Serve immediately.


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