Roasted Asparagus With Garlic
Asparagus is a vegetable that is packed with nutrients including fibre, folate and vitamin A. In this recipe, garlic gives the dish a unique flavour and added health benefits, as garlic contains allium compounds, which have been linked with anti-cancer activity.
This dish is easy to make and can be added as a side to any meal!
450 grams of asparagus (medium width)*
2 tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Lemon wedges, as garnish
Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 50 calories, 2.5 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 5 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 2 g dietary fibre, 0 mg sodium, 2 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Rinse asparagus and break off tough ends.
In a shallow roasting pan, place asparagus and coat with oil.
Sprinkle with garlic and salt and pepper, to taste.
Roast uncovered for 6-10 minutes (depending on width of spears). Shake pan occasionally to mix. Serve with lemon wedges.
Tip for Roasted Asparagus
Have you ever had roasted asparagus turn out tough and stringy? The best way to avoid that is to use the fat spears, not the skinny ones, for roasting. The skinny ones will dry out too quickly in the high heat of the oven.
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