Basic Roasted Asparagus

Basic Roasted Asparagus
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1 lb. asparagus
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
  • 1 to 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 475° F. Line a heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Rinse the asparagus, pat dry, and snap off the tough bottom ends. In a medium bowl, toss the asparagus with enough of the olive oil to coat generously, the salt, and a few ...

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Variations on Basic Roasted Asparagus

  • Basic Roasted Asparagus
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • Kosher salt
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed

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