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3-Step Lemon-Pepper Asparagus

3-Step Lemon-Pepper Asparagus
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4
Dress up asparagus with a few pantry ingredients for this super quick, so simple side dish.
By Brooke McLay
Created February 14, 2012


  • 1 lb fresh asparagus spears
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 3 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.

  • Go Gourmet! Wrap each serving of asparagus with a piece of raw bacon before roasting.
  • Serve this asparagus with grilled chicken or your favorite steak, and risotto or mashed potatoes for a perfect dinner.

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