Thursday, April 09, 2015

Recipe: Roasted Asparagus

Believe it or not, I've never made fresh asparagus before. I've always had it out of the can but ever since finding out I have Diabetes I've been experimenting with new recipes, new vegetables and more fresh vegetables. 

I asked Ken to pick up some fresh asparagus because I told him I found a recipe for roasting it and he's been really good about trying all these new recipes that I've been finding and trying out. I made just a few stalks the first night because we weren't sure if we'd like them this way and I wanted to be able to try other ways of cooking them if this wasn't good but it was so we'll be doing this again. 

You will need: 

Fresh asparagus
Virgin olive oil
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste

What to do: 

To ensure that the woody, chewy parts of the stem are discarded just hold the asparagus spear by each end and bend. It will naturally break off the end that should be tossed away before cooking.

After breaking off the ends coat the spears in olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning ingredients. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 12 minutes or until tender. Larger spears might take a minute or two longer. 

These tasted so good, much better than any canned asparagus I've ever had.


  1. Noms! Love asparagus. I've been trying to grow it here but alas it has said NO! Thank goodness they sell fresh at the grocery:) Glad you enjoyed your first fresh asparagus!!

  2. Anna- I love it now even more.

  3. I always make it this way. Sometimes I sprinkle Parmesan on it, too. I make broccoli this same way.

  4. Sounds like a great way to do it indeed

  5. I just bought asparagus. I'm going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. ever tried the white asparagus?

  7. Bijoux- I'll have to try the broccoli too.

    Pat- It really was.

    Chrys- Hope you like it.

    Adam- Not yet. I plan on it though.

  8. I don't like asparagus, but these look like a different type than I ate, those I ate were white. You certainly make them look yummy! I'll have to see if I can find onion powder here, this is the second recipe this week that mentions it.

  9. Lola- Someone else mentioned white asparagus. I don't know if it ha a different taste because I've never tried it. But this was really good.

  10. I love fresh asparagus this way. I saute it in a pan with these ingredients too. Yummy!


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