Oven Roasted Asparagus


1 bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 ½ tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese(optional)

1 clove garlic, minced (optional)

1 teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Place asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil.  Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.  Arrange asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.  Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness.    Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.

Oven Roasted Asparagus