Roasted Asparagus - Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville

Fresh, local asparagus is delicious beyond measure. In our region [the Southern Appalachians], the local farmers markets usually have asparagus from early Spring through early Summer. Fresh roasted asparagus is a wonderful way to celebrate the arrival of Spring!  

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee, avocado oil, or coconut oil
  • Less than 1/4 tsp salt & freshly ground pepper

Directions:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Toss asparagus with oil on a baking sheet with sides [or roasting pan, etc.].
  3. Spread in a single layer and sprinkle with salt and pepper per your preference.
  4. Roast asparagus, uncovered, for 15-25 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Serve immediately, or save and serve at room temperature later.

Yield: Serves 8
Per serving: 51 calories, 1g fat, 40mg sodium 4g fiber, 4g protein
Source: EatingWell.com