Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lemon Roasted Asparagus

This healthy vegetable side dish, pepped up with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, is a perfect accompaniment to roasted meat or poultry.

Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves : 3-4

Ingredients :

1 pound asparagus cleaned and trimmed
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 lime squeezed to get juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 spring onion chopped finely
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Method :

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degree F
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and arrange the asparagus in a single layer on a tray
  • Drizzle the olive oil on the asparagus and toss it gently.
  • Then combine balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, chopped spring onions, salt and pepper in a bowl and pour it on the asparagus and toss it again.
  • Roast it in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, until it turns tender and lightly brown.
  • Plate it and pour the left over marinade from the baking tray on the asparagus and serve immediately.

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