Citrusy Asparagus

  May 7, 2013  |    Blog>Recipes

For us, one of the best things about spring is that it’s ASPARAGUS SEASON! We saw the first bunches of asparagus at the farmer’s market the other day and couldn’t help but grab them! When we were growing up, our mom’s favorite veggie was asparagus and we’d have to wait all year for them to become in season and for our local store to carry them. Asparagus in season is one of the tastiest vegetables, so good we often bake it on its own with just a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. When we want something a little bit fancier but just as easy, our go to recipe is Citrusy Asparagus.

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Serves 5

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus spears
  • 1.25 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 teaspoons toasted pine nuts
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut lemon and orange in half. With one half, cut thin rounds. Zest and juice the other half.
  • Place asparagus on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle garlic. Drizzle with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Add salt and pepper.
  • On a second baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread out the citrus slices. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
  • Place both baking sheets into the oven. Cook for about 12-15 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender and the citrus slices are slightly browned, flipping both the citrus slices and the asparagus about halfway through.
  • Transfer to a serving platter, top with pine nuts, and enjoy!

Serves 5: Per Serving: 73 calories, 5 grams fat, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber, 2 mg sodium

 

 

Citrusy Asparagus
 
Serves 5: Per Serving: 73 calories, 5 grams fat, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber, 2 mg sodium
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Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 pound asparagus spears
  • 1.25 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 teaspoons toasted pine nuts
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut lemon and orange in half. With one half, cut thin rounds. Zest and juice the other half.
  3. Place asparagus on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle garlic. Drizzle with 1½ tablespoons olive oil. Add salt and pepper.
  4. On a second baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread out the citrus slices. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
  5. Place both baking sheets into the oven. Cook for about 12-15 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender and the citrus slices are slightly browned, flipping both the citrus slices and the asparagus about halfway through.
  6. Transfer to a serving platter, top with pine nuts, and enjoy!

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