Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagusCan it really be this easy to get a gorgeous and delicious, vibrant and healthy side dish on the table? Yes it is! Roasting your vegetables with a little bit of fat will transform them. Trust me – you’ll want to try roasting everything because it is so good! When you are making dinner and looking for your side but you don’t have a lot of time, preheat the oven and you’re steps away from crowd-pleasing veggies.

You can hang on to the bottoms of the asparagus too – they work great in asparagus soup or as a veggie stock!

Roasted Asparagus

1 lb. of asparagus, about the thickness of a pinkie finger

1 Tbsp. ghee, melted

1/2 tsp. salt

pepper to taste

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2) Snap off the bottom part of the asparagus stalk; where it easily breaks is where the tough part ends. Rinse the stalks and place in a large glass baking dish. Add ghee, salt and pepper and thoroughly coat the asparagus.

3) Roast for about 15 minutes. Test for doneness – you decide what you like – and enjoy!

Serves 3

Note: I like my asparagus to still be crunchy and green. They also taste slightly grassy like this, which I like. If you want yours softer and sweeter, go for it! Just don’t let them get too mushy.

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