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roasted asparagus on white plate with lemon zest

Lemon Roasted Asparagus

  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: veggies, sides
  • Method: roasted
  • Cuisine: vegetarian


Lemon roasted asparagus is the perfect spring side dish and is so simple to make. This asparagus is perfect with fish, seafood, poultry, or accompanying a vegetarian dish loaded with spring veggies!



1 bunch asparagus

Olive oil

1 fresh lemon for juice and zest


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. While oven is heating, rinse asparagus under cool water, pat dry, then trim woody ends from the bottom of the asparagus stalks.
  3. Place asparagus on sheet pan and spritz or drizzle olive oil over the top, and turn to lightly coat.
  4. Place sheet pan into preheated oven and roast for about 20 minutes, stirring after about 10  minutes.
  5. Remove sheet pan from oven, place asparagus on serving plate or dish.
  6. Top with a light sprinkle of lemon zest, and finish with a drizzle of fresh lemon juice.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


When trimming the asparagus, try to remove as much of the woody end of the stalk before roasting — this will be much easier to eat without the tough end still on the stalk.

Add as much or as little lemon zest and juice as you would like – then season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.

Keywords: asparagus, roasted asparagus, lemon, lemon zest, fresh lemon