Roasted Garlicky Asparagus

Hi everyone! It has been such a long time since I have blogged, and I have some exciting news! I am in training to be a Weight Watchers instructor and I am so excited to start! I have lost 46 lbs while on the program and it really works! I hope I will be able to help other people to do the same!

Roasted Garlicky Asparagus | Simply Scrumptious by SarahI kind of had a lull in ideas, but I am back, and my latest recipe is for asparagus. I don’t know why, but I have been in the mood for asparagus lately, and that led me to come up with this delicious way to prepare it. It is almost spring, so we will be in prime asparagus season, before you know it!

Besides being delicious, asparagus is also full of nutrients and is a healthy vegetable! Asparagus is an excellent source of Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, and Selenium [1]. Wow, that is a lot of nutrients! Roasted Garlicky Asparagus | Simply Scrumptious by Sarah

Here is the recipe and I hope you all will enjoy! Please let me know how it turns out for you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bunch of asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon

Instructions:

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F. Wash and trim all of the asparagus. Place the asparagus in a baking dish that is long enough to fit the entire length of the asparagus. Drizzle the olive oil on top of the asparagus and then sprinkle the garlic and salt and pepper on the asparagus as well. Toss all of the ingredients until the asparagus is well coated. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the asparagus is tender and a little crispy on the edges. Squeeze some lemon juice all over the asparagus and use the rest of the lemon as a garnish to serve with the asparagus. Enjoy!

Roasted Garlicky Asparagus | Simply Scrumptious by SarahServes: 4, WWP+: 1 per serving

[1] http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2316/2