Lemon Roasted Asparagus

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  • 1 pound medium-thick asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Trim the ends off each asparagus spear. Rinse and dry the spears and place them on a cookie sheet or shallow roasting pan. Drizzle the olive oil on top and scatter the garlic and lemon peel on top. Roll the spears to coat each one. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the asparagus for about 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drizzle with the lemon juice and serve. NOTE: these are fine whether served hot or at room temperature.