This spring side dish is delicious and easy to prepare.

Yield: 8 servings

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Nutritional Highlights: High-fiber asparagus contains bone-building vitamin K along with many antioxidants.

Recipe From: Illinois Farm Bureau Partners


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Tips & Notes

Choose bright green asparagus stalks with purple-tinged tips. Avoid wilted or limp stalks.



  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Wash asparagus and trim off tough ends. Place asparagus on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, rolling spears to coat evenly. Salt lightly.
  3. Roast until just barely tender, usually between 8 and 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the spears.
  4. Drizzle with lemon juice and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 27, Fat – 1.9g, Dietary Fiber – 1.2g, Protein – 1.3g.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Recipe From: Farm Flavor -

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  1. Jessy @ Farm Flavor says:

    Linked up at Whole Food Wednesday.