Roasting mellows the grassy flavor of asparagus; the caper dressing provides a salty counterpoint. Serve with grilled fish or meat.

Jessie Price
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

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  • Trim tough ends from asparagus; place on a baking sheet. Drizzle the asparagus with 1 tablespoon oil, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Spread in a single layer and roast, turning once halfway through, until the asparagus begins to soften and brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.

  • Meanwhile, place shallot, parsley and capers on a cutting board and chop together to make a coarse mixture. Transfer to a small bowl and combine with vinegar, the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Serve the asparagus topped with the dressing.

Tips

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

110.9 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 11.8g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 5.1g 21% DV; sugars 4.6g; fat 6.2g 10% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 2198IU 44% DV; vitamin c 19mg 32% DV; folate 129.6mcg 32% DV; calcium 68.4mg 7% DV; iron 5.4mg 30% DV; magnesium 39mg 14% DV; potassium 529.4mg 15% DV; sodium 305.1mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 34% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2013
Great Flavors! I made this with very thin asparagus and so the tips got crispy - so different and tasty! My mom and I loved it - definitely a keeper in my recipe collection! Pros: Easy quick Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
So delicious!! I normally don't care for asparagus but this recipe is awesome! Read More