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Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

I wanted a simple side dish to pair with the Chicken Cutlets with Tarragon-Mushroom Sauce and the Garlicky Quinoa with Toasted Pine Nuts, Chives, and Parsley that I was making for dinner. I found this recipe on Cooking Light and it looked simple and delicious. It took only minutes to make and we all enjoyed it. My kids aren’t huge fans of asparagus but they thought the sauce was tasty and gobbled it all up. I love that!!!

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Coat with cooking spray.

Combine the asparagus, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, minced garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a large bowl, tossing well to coat evenly. Arrange asparagus mixture in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Whisk together the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, lemon zest and juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, in a small bowl.

Arrange asparagus on a platter; drizzle juice mixture over asparagus. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus spears wooden ends removed
  • 4 tsp olive oil divided
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Coat with cooking spray.
  • Combine the asparagus, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, minced garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a large bowl, tossing well to coat evenly. Arrange asparagus mixture in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Whisk together the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, lemon zest and juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, in a small bowl.
  • Arrange asparagus on a platter; drizzle juice mixture over asparagus. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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16 Comments

  1. I have been loving mustard lately, this looks great!

  2. Hi Pam, this is a very light and easy way to prepare asparagus!!! The pictures look very appetizing!!

  3. That sauce is definitely the perfect accompaniment to asparagus!!

  4. I love the simplicity of this side dish, Pam! Summer veggies really stand on their own without lots of seasonings or fuss. This Dijon sauce sounds perfect with the asparagus!

  5. Peggy Recker says:

    This sounds really good!

  6. I LOVE roasting asparagus, but this lemon sauce takes it above and beyond! Can’t wait to try it.

  7. What is wrong with your kids, asparagus is the best veg ever! Have you ever had deep fried asparagus? OMG, so wonderful.