Super Simple Lemony Asparagus

The lemon is really good after roasting

For sometime, we’ve fussed with juicing lemons. No more! Well at least not when it comes to roasting asparagus. Let the lemon slices do the work for you.

Lemony Roasted Asparagus

  • 1 small bunch of asparagus, washed and woody bits trimmed
  • 1/2 lemon sliced thin
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 375. Toss asparagus in olive oil and sea salt and line in a single layer in an oven-proof pan. Layer lemons on top in a single layer. Roast until asparagus is tender, about 10 minutes.

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57 Responses to Super Simple Lemony Asparagus

  1. Yuri - Chef Pandita says:

    Asparagus are not available yet here. Been craving them for months!

  2. Maureen says:

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve got some “aspergrass”, as my Southern neighbor used to call it, in the fridge right now. Dinner!

  3. Amy says:

    I love roasting asparagus but have never thought to add lemon slices. Great idea! Looks delicious.

  4. Carolyn Chan says:

    Genius ! I love roasting asparagus it seems to keep so much more of the flavour than when people boil or even steam them and they’d taste so good with the lemons.

  5. Kristy says:

    I love the simplicity of this and I still need to roast lemons. Thanks for the reminder! :)

  6. nrhatch says:

    I love this idea for roasting asparagus. Thanks!

  7. This is my favorite way to do asparagus. I even eat the lemons. Yum!

  8. rutheh says:

    Looks like Spring is here. Lemons and asparagus, yum. Do you pick them up and eat them with your hand?

  9. Ohhhh, yum! It’s not asparagus season up here yet, but this recipe will certainly be making an appearance when the season starts.

  10. Perfection! :-) Mandy

  11. Purely.. Kay says:

    Lemons should be your best friend and you should not be fighting them lol. And these.. came out perfect!

  12. Tandy says:

    clever and easy! thanks so much :)

  13. rsmacaalay says:

    I love roasting asparagus or even grilling them, it gives out is natural sweet flavours

  14. A_Boleyn says:

    A simple and tasty way of preparing this tasty veggie. Thank you. :)

  15. ChgoJohn says:

    Sometimes simple is best. Heck! Most times …

  16. We are just getting the first asparagus here and I love the taste of roasted lemons. Just never thought to put them with asparaus. Great idea!

  17. Asparaus…what the heck is that?! Asparagus!!

  18. I’d forgotten about asparagus since last year’s crop. Nice reminder, nice recipe.

  19. hotlyspiced says:

    I love asparagus and roasted is great and then with lemon and roasted, well that is just delicous. Love the contrast of the vibrant green and beautiful yellow.

  20. niasunset says:

    This is exactly so delicious, I love them… BUT your photograph is amazing and so beautiful I loved the colours so much. Thank you dear Rufus, have a great week, with my love, nia

  21. I started roastin asparagus a couple of years ago, and that’s the only cooking method I use anymore…love the lemon addition. We’ll give that a try as soon as it comes into season up here!

  22. This is exactly the flavor combo I am craving right now…clean, crisp and delicious.

  23. Ah, spring, it’s not far away now when asparagus will be abundant! Lemon and asparagus is a wonderful combination.

  24. Sissi says:

    You have asparagus season now? I love this simple and appetising recipe.

  25. How smart is this! We’ve been fussing with lemons, too, but this makes so much sense! Thanks!

  26. katyarich says:

    Hola from Spain, I’m a new following looking forward to read more of your posts and this asparagus looks simply and delicious, saludos, katya

  27. TasteFood says:

    Love this recipe – it’s my favorite way to eat asparagus.

  28. Love the simplicity. I have never just left the lemons on top like you have shown us. This is a brilliant idea! Your asparagus looks gorgeous!

  29. eva626 says:

    looks awesome and very fresh!

  30. Asparagus needs nothing fancy, and this recipe is a perfect demonstration of that! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. You have a great blog and I’m glad to have found you!

  31. ....RaeDi says:

    The asparagus is due anytime and when it arrives will make sure to get lemons too, love the idea!

  32. Stef says:

    Ah – a great idea! Asparagus is delish. Now, if only it wouldn’t make my pee stink…. (Perhaps the lemon helps that issue?) ;)

  33. Kas says:

    I love Asparagus, and this sounds so simple and yet so delectable :)

  34. I love roasted asparagus, love the addition of lemon!

  35. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are staring us directly in the face that we don’t see. What a great time-saver and it looks gorgeous too.

  36. Perfect simple way to enjoy asparagus

  37. great idea; way to keep it simple! Mmmm, asparagus. I need to get some.

  38. Love asparagus and this is how I usually prepare it! :)

  39. Delicious! :) (and simple…hehe)

  40. Simple and fresh. Welcome Spring!!!!BAM

  41. Misk Cooks says:

    I made this last night as for a starter for supper. Excellent.

  42. Love, love, love asparagus any way you make it. This looks great. We like it on the grill, too.

  43. spree says:

    Roasted asparagus is my favorite way of eating it – add to that a roasty lemon and coarse sea salt and you’ve got a simple, pretty and delicious winner! Love it!

  44. nancyc says:

    I love both lemon and asparagus…sounds so good!

  45. SImple yet delicious – I bet the roasted lemon is amazing! Great idea :)

  46. I would really like to use this recipe in the newsletter I create at work. You would of course get full credit and the address of this blog would be included. Please send an email to laura@greentree.coop ASAP if you would allow me to do this. Thank you!

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  48. Sheena says:

    Made this tonight and loved it! Thanks for the great recipe!

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