Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2006

Roast whole slices of lemon along with the asparagus for a beautiful look and sparkling, bright taste. Great with seafood, especially salmon or scallops.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 bunches asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper


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  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Toss asparagus, lemon slices, oil, oregano, salt and pepper on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, shaking the pan occasionally to toss, until the asparagus is tender-crisp, 13 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 91 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 108 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 748 IU vitamin A; 48 mg vitamin C; 57 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 302 mg sodium; 245 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (80% daily value), Folate (27% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, ½ fruit, 1½ fat

Reviews 4

October 06, 2018
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By: Cindy
Very easy and tasty side.
October 22, 2011
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By: shawneegirl
Yummy! I made this for my husband and me, adding 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice and italian seasoning instead of straight oregano (2 tsp) as well as one finely minced garlic clove & 1 tsp. of good white wine. It was positively devine!! My husband - who doesn't care for asparagus - loved it & wants it in the regular rotation! Sooooo great! Pros: Healthy, easy, quick, DEEEELICIOUS!
January 19, 2011
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By: jordanhorowitz
many delicious uses This is a delicious and easy preparation. After preparing the asparagus, we cut into one-inch pieces and tossed with whole wheat penne pasta.
April 03, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
So simple, so great! Good warm or at room temp. I used lemon juice too for great tang.
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