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I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

We woke up to several inches of snow, so while it didn’t feel like springtime or Easter outside, I still am super excited that spring is here. Now if only the weather would cooperate!

One thing that always screams spring to me is asparagus. This time of year, I certainly eat my fair share of it! In fact, I was just telling my mom yesterday that whenever I make it for my husband and I, I have to make at least a full pound because I can easily eat a half pound myself. Especially if it is roasted!

This recipe is super simple, plus a little fancy at the same time. And the best part is that it is easy as can be!! This would be the perfect accompaniment to any springtime meal.

Roasted Asparagus
from Food Network Magazine April 2010

Serves 4-6

Total time: 20 minutes

2 pounds asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
1/2 cup chopped parsley
grated zest of 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 450F. Trim asparagus.

Toss the asparagus with the olive oil and salt and pepper and place it on a baking sheet. Roast in the preheated oven until lightly browned.

Mix the pine nuts, parsley and lemon zest. Sprinkle over the asparagus. Season with more salt and pepper, if needed.


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13 Responses to Roasted Asparagus

  1. Kim says:

    Never tried roasted asparagus with the pine nuts – sounds great to me!

  2. Bumpkin on a Swing says:

    This weekend I made Shrimp with Orzo and Tomato, and also your birthday cupcakes, Captain John said I should sign on first thing this morning, and give you a virtual kiss "smack on her fantastic lips" He loved it,to say the least!

  3. Pam says:

    I love asparagus and have some in the refrigerator now and will make this! Thanks! Yum!!!

  4. Joanne says:

    I always put down at least half a pound of asparagus when I make it. It's obscene. I love this recipe! Sounds great with the pine nuts.

  5. Katerina says:

    I will have to try pine nuts next time. I just love lemon juice and Parmesan on roasted asparagus.

  6. Barbara says:

    I've made roasted asparagus (I like all my veggies roasted!) but never added pine nuts. Great idea and it looks prettier, too!

  7. Maria says:

    I am loving asparagus, but not the snow and cold weather:(

  8. Sook says:

    That is my favorite way to prepare asparagus.

  9. Abby says:

    I love asparagus made this way. Haven't had any yet this year, but I hope to make it to the farmers market soon to get some!

  10. Bethany Park says:

    Looks great! We made some roasted asparagus on a whim to round out our Easter dinner. I love the garlic + asparagus combination, but pine nuts are an extra treat!

  11. Ingrid says:

    Hope you had a delicious and happy Easter!

  12. Elizabeth and Jared says:

    We've just finished our Asparagus season here in Oz. And my did we have a LOT of asparagus! I found a fantastic asparagus recipe with balsamic, butter, pepper and parmesan that i'll post some time and give you a shout!

  13. oneordinaryday says:

    I love roasted asparagus and yours looks just delicious. I've got to get to the farmers market and pick some up!

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