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This Lemon Parmesan Asparagus is the perfect side dish for any entree! It is crispy, savory and delicious, best of all it is ideal for a quick and easy weeknight veggie as it comes together in two minutes and and roasts up in only seven minutes!

Lemony Parmesan Asparagus

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 ppl
Calories 52 kcal
Author Mila Furman

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of asparagus
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese as desired use a microplane

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to HIGH on broil. If you do not have a broiler, preheat it to 450-degrees on roast.
  2. Grab your asparagus that is typically tightly bound with rubber bands and place it on a cutting board. You are going to want to cut off the woodsy ends and to realize where that is, just take an asparagus spear and hold 2 fingers on one end of the asparagus and 2 fingers (from the other hand) on the other side, now bend it. Where it naturally snapped is the woodsy end. Use that one asparagus as a measuring point for the rest of the asparagus and cut off the woodsy ends. You can discard those, unless you are planning on throwing them into a soup for flavor.
  3. Wash the asparagus, thoroughly and then towel dry it. Place it into a roasting pan (a foil pan works perfectly fine). Drizzle olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Toss to combine
  4. Place it into the oven for 7 minutes on broil, 8-10 minutes on roast or grill it on high for about 5-7 minutes. It should be tender to the bite but not mushy.
  5. Feel free to serve with extra lemons and definitely some more Parmesan!

Recipe Notes

  1. The nutritional information should be used for informational purposes only.
Nutrition Facts
Lemony Parmesan Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 298mg 12%
Potassium 320mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 17.1%
Vitamin C 7.7%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 16.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.