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crispy roasted asparagus on a sheet tray with parchment paper

Perfect roasted asparagus

  • Author: The Hangry Chickpea
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1-2 bunches asparagus
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • 1-2 Tbsp cooking oil (such as grapeseed)
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon wedges (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Remove the tough bottom third of asparagus stems, then place the heads into a bowl of ice water for 5-10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, toast pepper in a sauté pan on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add oil and garlic, then sautée for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. 

  3. Pat asparagus dry and place onto a lined baking sheet. Pour pepper, oil and garlic mixture over asparagus and gently mix with your hands. 

  4. Bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes. When finished, the tips of the asparagus will be slightly crispy. Let cool for 5 minutes, then sprinkle lightly with salt and a spritz of lemon juice before serving.

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