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How to Roast Asparagus

Here are some easy and scrumptious roasted asparagus recipes using an oven or a grill. These are simple and take very little time for preparation.
Tastessence Staff
Asparagus is a popular vegetable used as an ingredient in salads or also consumed as a side dish. There are several health benefits associated with asparagus; one of it being its use as an antioxidant. Asparagus is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and is rich in vitamins and minerals. If your family members are bored of the traditional asparagus recipe and are looking for something new, then you can use the following roasted asparagus recipes and make exciting salads.
Asparagus can be roasted in the oven or even on the grill. Asparagus is roasted to bring out its flavors. You must be knowing that grilling vegetables makes them tastier, and hence, a roasted asparagus is much more delicious than the ordinary one. Here are the methods on roasting asparagus in an oven and also on a grill. Let us also find answers to frequently asked questions: how long to roast asparagus and what temperature to roast asparagus.
How to Oven Roast Asparagus
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs of fresh asparagus
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper according to taste
  • Kosher salt according to taste
Method of Preparation
Initially, the oven should be preheated to 400 degrees F. Now, you should clean the asparagus and cut off the tough ends. Also if you find the asparagus to be very thick, peel off with a peeler. Next, place the asparagus in the baking sheet and drizzle with oil. You can toss the asparagus so that the oil is evenly spread all over it. Now sprinkle the black pepper and Kosher salt all over the asparagus. Toss again so that it is spread evenly. Put the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast for 25 minutes. Take out after the prescribed time, the asparagus should be crisp and tender.
How to Roast Asparagus on a Grill
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs of fresh asparagus
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper according to taste
  • Kosher salt according to taste
Method of Preparation
The recipe for roasting asparagus on the grill is more or less same as the oven. The grill should be preheated to medium-hot. Now, same as above, coat the asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper. The asparagus should be placed on the grill crosswise to the grate. Make sure that you lay the asparagus in a single layer. Grill the asparagus until their color changes to a slight brown (for approx. 8-10 minutes). You should roll the asparagus in between to prevent them from getting burnt. When done, remove from the grill and serve immediately!
Roasted Asparagus with Garlic
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs of asparagus
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2-4 diced cloves of garlic
  • Freshly ground black pepper according to taste
  • Kosher salt according to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
Method of Preparation
This is also an oven recipe, but with some other ingredients. The oven should be preheated to 375 degrees F. Follow the procedure of cleaning the asparagus and cutting off its tough ends. Then coat the asparagus with oil, salt and pepper. Spread the diced garlic and lemon zest randomly on top of the asparagus in the baking sheet. Roast in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. The asparagus will appear tender and crispy after the prescribed time. Serve immediately.
Roasted asparagus can be used as a side dish or can even be added in the salad. So, the next time you are planning a house party, make this side dish or salad in a short time and impress your guests! Ciao!
Grilled asparagus
Roasted Asparagus