Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

April/May 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

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

"So simple, so great! Good warm or at room temp. I used lemon juice too for great tang. "
Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

Makes: 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  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.


Per serving: 91 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 4 g fiber; 302 mg sodium; 241 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (90% daily value), Folate (42% dv), Vitamin A (25% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1 1/2 fat

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