Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is one of the easiest, most foolproof ways to cook asparagus. Simply chop the woody ends off washed asparagus spears (about the bottom two inches), spread them on a baking sheet, add a little oil and seasoning, and pop them in the oven. Shake the pan once in a while so they don’t brown on one side, and take them out when they are cooked to your liking. That’s it; you’re done.

Simple roasted asparagus is a wonderful side dish with just about any meal, even this poached eggs breakfast! Give it a flavor boost by adding chopped garlic before baking, or dress it up just before serving with chopped fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, or some freshly grated parmesan cheese.

TIP: Young asparagus with thin, tender stalks is preferable. Thick asparagus tends to have woody texture which can be improved by peeling it with a vegetable peeler.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus
Prep time
10 mins

Cook time
25 mins

Total time
35 mins


Author: Beachbody
Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner
Serves: 6 servings

  • 2 lbs. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Place asparagus on large baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake, shaking pan occasionally, for 22 to 25 minutes, or until tender-crisp.


Roasted Asparagus in post

Roasted Asparagus

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 47
Total Fat: 2 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 98 mg
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 3 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
½ Carb
½ Fat

Body Beast Portions
1½ Vegetable
½ Fat

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Roasted Asparagus

Photographs by Anguel Dimov and Brianne B of Natural Girl Modern World




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