My Favorite Asparagus Recipe

I’ve been waiting for our garden to produce the first asparagus of the spring so I could share my very favorite asparagus recipe with you.

Asparagus spears emerge.

The 1st asparagus spears of the season are always cause for great celebration!

But, spring comes late to northern New England, and your asparagus season might be long gone by the end of April, when I expect our season to begin.

Asparagus just past prime picking

Once asparagus unfurls it's branches, it's past its prime for harvest.

So, without further ado, I present:

Easy Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus spears line a baking sheet, fresh from the oven.

A simple recipe to showcase the complex flavors of fresh asparagus.

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

Place washed & trimmed asparagus spears on baking sheet.

Drizzle with olive oil & sprinkle with salt.

Roast 8-10 minutes, turning once.

Remove from oven (and purely optional: sprinkle with a bit of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar).

Serve immediately.

Caramelized Asparagus Spear Tips - macro

To ensure even roasting, choose spears of similar thickness, or remove thinner spears first. Asparagus will brown & caramelize during roasting, adding a rich, wonderful flavor.

The fresher the asparagus, the better this recipe!

Do you have a favorite way to serve asparagus? I’d love if you’d share it below…