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Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

appetizerJackie WinklerComment

With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip this recipe up in no time. It makes for a delicious side dish for any meal!

The garlic and parmesan are actually the stars of the show here- tossing them with the asparagus makes for a delicious add of savor. As one of my favorite vegetables, its not only nutrient-dense, but also high in folic acid, potassium, fiber, vitamins A, C and Thiamine. Research also has shown the positive effects on its ability to reduce the effect of cell-damaging free radicals because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. If the versatile ways to make asparagus in different dishes isn't enough, I hope the nutritional benefits sway the decision to make this recipe!

  • ½ pound fresh asparagus
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2-3 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. Rinse the asparagus and trim off woody end pieces. Spread out in a thin layer on top of the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Spray the asparagus lightly with a coat of olive oil spray. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Use your hands to mix the asparagus with all of the ingredients, then lay out into an even layer again. Spray with one more light coat of olive oil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!