Roasting is an easy and delicious way to prepare any vegetable side. Roasting asparagus keeps the asparagus from becoming too stringy or tough, while keeping the flavor. Asparagus is high in folic acid and a good source of potassium, fiber, thiamin, along with several other vitamins.
1 lb. fresh asparagus (medium width)
2 tsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Lemon wedges, as garnish
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Rinse asparagus and break off tough ends.
In shallow roasting pan, place asparagus and coat with oil. Sprinkle with garlic and salt and pepper, to taste.
Roast uncovered for 6-8 minutes (depending on width of spears), shaking pan occasionally. Serve with lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts Per serving: 47 Calories, 3 g Total Fat (<1 g Saturated Fat), 5 g Carbohydrate,4 g Protein, 1 g Dietary Fiber, 3 mg Sodium.
Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.