Have you ever roasted asparagus before? If you haven’t, you have to try it. It has converted me and many of my friends from asparagus haters to asparagus lovers! It’s so easy to prepare. All you do is rinse it, throw on some olive oil and salt, and bake for 7 minutes. I mean, how easy is that?
Here’s a great tip for keeping asparagus fresh. Fill a tall glass container with about 2 inches of cold water. Take each asparagus stalk and cut off at least half an inch from the bottom. Put the stalks into the glass container and set it in your refrigerator. Make sure to replace the water if you are keeping the spears for more than a few days as it will get cloudy.
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- extra-virgin olive oil
- sea or kosher salt
Make sure to toss them a bit halfway through.
I usually pull them out at exactly 7 minutes and they are perfect every time!
Here are some meals we have been pairing it with below.
salmon with almond-lime yogurt sauceroasted red pepper and arugula whole-wheat pizza