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Lemon Pepper Asparagus

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x

Description

You will love this Lemon Pepper Asparagus recipe! It’s a quick and delicious way to prepare one of your favorite vegetables.


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • pinch of sea salt
  • lots of freshly-cracked black pepper

Instructions

For Roasted Asparagus:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss or mist the asparagus with olive oil and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice until evenly coated. Sprinkle with a pinch or two of sea salt, and then generously season with freshly-cracked black pepper. Roast for 8-12 minutes, or until the tips begin to brown and the asparagus is tender. Remove and garnish with lemon zest.

For Boiled Asparagus:

  1. Fill a large stockpot 2/3 full of water, and bring to a rolling boil. Add asparagus spears, and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Remove and drain asparagus, then toss with olive oil and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice until evenly-coated. Season generously with freshly-cracked black pepper, and then garnish with lemon zest.

Notes

This recipe is also delicious with some fresh thyme mixed in!