Lemon + Rosemary Roasted Asparagus

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Asparagus is one of our favorite vegetable side dishes. It's so easy and is definitely a family favorite. It only takes 10 minutes!

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Asparagus is one of our favorite vegetable side dishes. It's so easy and is definitely a family favorite. It only takes 10 minutes!

Roasted asparagus is one of our favorite veggie side dishes. It’s the one vegetable I know I can always count on to be eaten by both me and Brandon. It seems like everything else is either something I love and he hates or vice versa. I’m trying to get him to come around on other vegetables but until then, asparagus FTW!

After we settled into our new place I headed out to the grocery store to stock up our new pantry and kitchen. We eat so much fruit and so many vegetables that I usually end up having to go to the store every 3 – 4 days. That wasn’t a big deal in Atlanta when the store was half a mile away but now it’s about 10-miles of mountain roads. It’s not like 10 miles is a huge deal but I am starting to have thoughts of planting a container garden so I can grow my own on our patio. We’ll see if that ever happens…

Anyway, so I’m in the store and I see the asparagus sitting there in all of its green glory. I start walking that way when someone swoops their cart in front of me and spends the next 5 minutes debating whether or not a bunch of asparagus is worth spending $1.19. ::insert all the rage face emojis:: I thought about, “Ummmm…EXCUSE ME…” and reaching ahead and just picking up my asparagus but then thought better of it. I had other vegetables to buy and chose to avoid the conflict instead. What irritated me was overhearing them spend 5 minutes arguing over whether or not asparagus was worth $1.19 and then, after deciding it was a fair price, opting not to buy it because they couldn’t afford it. They had FIVE 12-packs of soda in their cart! I’m sorry but it annoys me to no end that someone will drop $25 – $30 on soda and say they can’t afford $1.19 for vegetables. Like, no, you can afford it but you’re choosing sugar and crap instead. 

I know I’m on a soapbox. I know I’m being bitchy and judgmental. I’ll stop but dang if it doesn’t frustrate me so much! Ok, on to the lemon & rosemary roasted asparagus…

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Asparagus is one of our favorite vegetable side dishes. It's so easy and is definitely a family favorite. It only takes 10 minutes!

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Asparagus is one of our favorite vegetable side dishes. It's so easy and is definitely a family favorite. It only takes 10 minutes!

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Asparagus
Serves 2
A quick + easy vegetable side dish for busy weekdays.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large bunch of asparagus (at least 3 - 4 stalks per person)
  2. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  4. 1/2 tsp rosemary
  5. salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Cut the bottom ends off the asparagus, wash and set aside.
  4. Mix extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and rosemary in a medium mixing bowl.
  5. Toss asparagus stalks in the oil and lemon juice mixture until coated.
  6. Spread asparagus out on aluminum foil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Roast for 10 minutes or until asparagus is firm on the outside and soft on the inside.
  8. Remove from oven and serve warm.
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Ashley bounces between Atlanta, GA + Charleston, WV with her husband and two small dogs for life and work. If she’s not writing or blogging, she can usually be found cooking, reading, or watching baseball. Follow her on Twitter @ashleyfromfbl
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