Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 4
Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Health Highlights
A great nutrient-dense side packed with fiber! Cooking for a crowd? Double or triple the batch!


1 bunch Asparagus
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 clove(s) Garlic
1 medium Lemon
1 pinch Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Rinse the asparagus well and cut or snap about one inch off the bottom of the stems (it should snap off easily by hand).
  3. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet lined with foil and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Mince the clove of garlic and zest the lemon. 
  5. Sprinkle the salt, freshly ground pepper, minced garlic, and half of the lemon zest over the asparagus. 
  6. Toss the asparagus with your hands until everything is coated in oil and seasoning. 
  7. Spread the asparagus out so they are in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  8. Place the asparagus in the oven for 10 minutes. 
  9. Remove from the oven and use a spatula to stir the asparagus, then roast for 10 more minutes.
  10. After twenty minutes total, the asparagus should be tender and even a little crispy on the tips.
  11. When the asparagus comes out of the oven, sprinkle the remaining fresh lemon zest and just a little lemon juice.




Quick Tip:

To make this recipe AIP friendly, omit black pepper.

Nutritional Highlights:

Asparagus is a great source of fiber and vitamins A, C, and E. It also contains a trace mineral called chromium, which is effective in improving the body's response to insulin.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 66
Calories from fat 33
Calories from saturated fat 4.8
Total Fat 3.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 24.0 mg
Potassium 268 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.1 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Sugars 2.8 g
Protein 2.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.3
Vegetables 1.6

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