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lemony roasted asparagus

Lemony Roasted Asparagus

  • Author: Simone Miller
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: French


simple, delicious, and perfect for spring. 


  • 1 bunch asparagus, (about 1 pound, tough ends snapped off)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (make sure it’s gluten-free))
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, (such as parsley, tarragon or chives)
  • a few good pinches of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF
  2. Toss the asparagus with the avocado oil and spread out on a baking sheet. 
  3. Once the oven is hot, roast the asparagus for 10-20 minutes, depending on it’s thickness. 

Meanwhile, prepare the lemon vinaigrette:

  1. Zest the lemon and squeeze one tablespoon of juice into a small bowl. Set the zest aside.
  2. Add the olive oil, herbs, and mustard and whisk to combine.
  3. Once the asparagus is tender and a bit caramelized, sprinkle with sea salt and transfer to a serving platter.
  4. Pour over the vinaigrette and garnish with the zest.
  5. Serve hot, cold, or at room temperature.