Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Recipe Creation: Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

This tasty dish is the perfect side to any meal.  Its a great go-to when you want something green on your plate and don't feel like a salad.  Adding the parmesan at the end just ups the yum-factor.  Also, don't worry if you can't find Meyer lemons.  They just happen to be my favorites, but any lemon will do the trick.  This dish looks and tastes fancy, but it is oh-so-easy and healthy.  You can even throw a fried egg on top if you want to have it like a true Italian.


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 Meyer lemon wedge
  • freshly shaved parmesan


-Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
-Wash and trim the tough bottom ends off the asparagus.
-Place on the baking sheet and toss in olive oil, salt & pepper.
-Roast the asparagus in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
-Quickly remove from oven and sprinkle with shaved parmesan.
-Place the asparagus back in the oven for about 1 minute, or until the cheese has melted.
-Remove the asparagus from the oven and serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon.

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