Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Roasted Asparagus with Citrus Olive Oil

Any Asparagus fans out there? I love how simple it is to prepare and if you can get it on sale you can pick up a whole bunch of it to use in meals through out the week. In the past I usually have made roasted asparagus simply with a plain olive oil, garlic (either minced or embarassingly powdered garlic too), and salt and pepper. Top that with Parmesan cheese and it is a tasty side dish.

I wanted to try something a little bit different so I went with using a Citrus Olive Oil this time around, and after it is roasted I zested a lemon over the top. You can typically find citrus or plain lemon olive oil at specialty food stores. The oil I used was a blend of lemon and orange, but if that isn't available, a lemon olive oil works well too.

An alternative to buying premade citrus olive oil is to make it at home, which will probably save you money. Here is a recipe with good reviews at Simply subsitute some of the lemon for orange if you want to make it a citrus blend.

Roasted Asparagus with Citrus Olive Oil
Makes several servings

  • 1 lb asparagus
  • Citrus infused olive oil
  • Zest from one lemon
  • Salt and pepper

1. Clean and cut off tough ends of asparagus. Place on a large baking sheet.

2. Drizzle lightly with citrus infused olive oil. Roll asparagus around in the pan to coat evenly. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

3. Bake at 400-f for 20-25 minutes, until tender. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh lemon zest.

Recipe from Jam Hands. Sharing this recipe at the following fun link parties.


  1. Me...I'm a fan! This looks like my kind of asparagus! I make mine very similar usually, but it looks like your turned out perfectly! I find it easy to overcook. :/

  2. Ooo! Sounds so good. I have some Lemon Balsalmic Vinegar and Lemon Olive Oil. I think I will try a combo with these. Great idea.
    Thanks. for sharing.