3-Step Lemon-Pepper Asparagus

Dress up asparagus with a few pantry ingredients for this super quick, so simple side dish.

  • prep time 5 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4


lb fresh asparagus spears
tablespoons olive oil
to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
teaspoon coarse sea salt
Ground black pepper
tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 medium)
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2 Spread asparagus in single layer on cookie sheet. Drizzle oil over asparagus; toss to coat. Sprinkle with lemon peel, salt and a generous sprinkling of pepper.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Just before serving, drizzle lemon juice over asparagus.
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