Roasted (or Grilled!) Asparagus for #SundaySupper

With Independence day on Wednesday, this week’s Sunday Supper is appropriately themed “4th of July cookout fun! Could be favorite foods on the grill, salads or desserts.” While my cheese-stuffed burgers would make the perfect entree, I could easily eat an entire platter of roasted asparagus and by just as happy. As I’ve said time and again, roasting is one of my favorite methods for cooking vegetables as it brings out beautiful flavor in them. As usual, I prefer simplicity: just some olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Once they’re done, sprinkle on some freshly grated parmesan and you have yourself an incredible side for just about any meal. I usually roast them, but they are beautiful on the grill as well and make an awesome addition to any barbecue.

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This 4th of July I won’t be barbecuing, but I will be at Coney Island going to the beach, watching a Cyclones minor league baseball game, enjoying fireworks, drinking beer and eating hot dogs – sounds like a pretty all-American day to me! What are you up to this Independence Day?

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Recipes don't get much simpler than this one! And it's gluten free, vegetarian and, if the cheese is omitted, vegan!
Recipe Type: Side
Yield: 4 servings
  • 9 ounces (262 grams) asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Grated parmesan, optional
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F or preheat your grill.
  2. Put the asparagus on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Put the pan in the oven or put the asparagus spears directly on the hot grill.
  4. If cooking in the oven, roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until nicely browned and tender. If grilling, cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until slightly charred and tender.
  5. Remove from the oven or grill and top with a light sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese, if you wish. Serve with additional lemon wedges.
Gluten free, Parve (omit cheese), Vegan (omit cheese), Vegetarian


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54 thoughts on “Roasted (or Grilled!) Asparagus for #SundaySupper

  1. Rachelle Weymuller

    Great minds think alike! I was just planning on grilled vegetables as a side for our summer outdoor dinners. A week full of house guests requires a little planning and freshly grilled veggies are on my list!
    Now for a main course! Any suggestions?
    Rachelle @

  2. mjskit

    A gorgeous plate of asparagus! We love to grill it but Bobby has a challenge in keeping spears from falling through the grate. 🙂 The addition of the Parmesan as the topping sounds quite good! Great addition to Sunday Supper!

  3. Eha

    Another month and a half and this, my favourite vegetable also, will stand proud in the shops! Can’t wait: love it both roasted and steamed!! [Actually, in Oz, we have asparagus available all year: but it is somewhat pricey autumn – winter and one wonders about its origin: prefer not to buy such with a big carbon footprint!]

  4. Faith

    Roasting is my favorite way to prepare asparagus — it’s flavor is perfect in its simplicity! Gorgeous too.

    Looks like a fantastic round-up!

  5. Sammie

    oh I love this recipe! It’s so simple and healthy!! Will definitely try it the next time I get some yummy asparagus! Thank you so much!!

  6. Kitchen Karma

    The asparagus looks awesome…I have never cooked asparagus at home…it is a new vegetable for us and I feel like I am going to mess it up….but yours are inspiring me to try my hand at it 🙂

  7. Cucina49

    Grilled asparagus is one of my absolute favorite sides in the summer–I usually do the lemon juice on the side as part of a vinaigrette, but will try your method.

  8. Isaiah Rodiguez

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