Simple Roasted Asparagus

This starter or side dish is so easy to prepare, anyone can make it!

The other day I chatted to a friend and she mentioned that she never sees any vegetable dishes here on Greedy Gourmet. Uh oh. I knew she was right as I took on board the constructive criticism.

Lately I have been concentrating on jazzing up the protein part of our dinners and serving vegetables relatively straight forward on the side. But sometimes simple is best and I regularly prepare asparagus this way, which I thought I would share with you.

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Simple Roasted Asparagus
Preparation Time: 5 minutes – Cooking Time: 15 mins
  • asparagus
  • cooking spray / olive oil / melted butter
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 230°C (fan 210°C/450°F/gas 8).
  2. Rinse the asparagus spears with cool water and snap off and discard the tough stem ends.
  3. Pat the asparagus spears dry with paper towels.
  4. Place the spears in a single layer on a large baking sheet or tray.
  5. Spray or drizzle the spears lightly with cooking spray, olive oil or melted butter and sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  6. Bake the asparagus for 10 to 12 minutes or until the spears are tender.
  7. Serve preferably hot but it tastes good cold too!

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  1. says

    There are two things I loved. :)

    I have hardly ever eaten asparagus, but I just loved the picture you showed.. I could do with tasting them one day. :)

    Secondly – I completely identify with the caption: Always thinking of the next meal. That is so me! :)

    Have a nice day.

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