It’s so easy to make Garlic Roasted Asparagus, you’ll wonder why you ever made it any other way. As a kid I remember eating boiled asparagus, sloppy and chewy. It was not a pretty sight.
Asparagus is a vegetable that has been enjoyed since the Egyptian times, 3000 BC. They Egyptians used it as a medicine for its diuretic properties. They even dried it for use in the winter. Dried asparagus sounds horrible to me. I’m glad we can buy it fresh year round. China is the world largest exporter of Asparagus.
This Oven Roasted Garlic Asparagus Recipe requires minimal effort and tastes delicious. You can omit the garlic if you don’t like it, but garlic adds flavour and is incredibly healthy for you. Before serving, you can sprinkle parmesan cheese, or add an acid like the juice of a lemon or use balsamic vinegar. But I prefer this recipe exactly as is.
How To Cook Asparagus in the Oven
The roast time will depend on the thickness of your asparagus spears. Try to choose asparagus spears that are the same thickness to ensure they cook evenly. When you cut the woody ends off the asparagus, save them and throw them into your next homemade soup stock. Roasting Asparagus in the oven is a tastier way to eat Asparagus. I have terrible memories from my childhood of mushy boiled Asparagus. Oven roasted is the only way to eat them!
Garlic Roasted Asparagus is such an easy side dish to make. Drizzle generously with Olive oil and toss with garlic pieces, the perfect side dish! Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Roasted Asparagus with Garlic
Garlic Roasted Asparagus is such a healthy and easy side dish to make. Drizzle generously with Olive oil and toss with garlic pieces, the perfect side dish! Garlic Roasted Asparagus
- 1 bunch of Asparagus
- 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Maldon salt flakes
Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F
Cut the woody ends off the asparagus. Place asparagus and sliced garlic on a baking sheet. Drizzle generously with Olive oil and toss to coat.
Spread the Asparagus and garlic evenly across the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.
Roast the asparagus for about 10 minutes until tender when pierced with a fork. Serve immediately.