Roasted Asparagus

A guest post by Juliette Britton
You know it is spring time when asparagus is available at the grocery store! Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. One cup provides an excellent source of fiber (3 grams), vitamin K, folate, and iron.

Here is one simple way to enjoy this delicious green:

1 lb asparagus

1 T. extra virgin olive oil

1/2 t. kosher salt

juice from 1/2 lemon

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees.   Place trimmed asparagus on a baking sheet (I line mine with foil).  Add oil and salt and roast for 15-20 minutes, rotate once. Just before serving, add lemon juice and enjoy!

Asparagus makes the perfect side dish.  I enjoy it with grilled chicken or baked cod.

Looking for more ideas? Check out Alton Brown’s episode on asparagus:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xCOqNR9wcU&feature=player_detailpage

Happy Spring!

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