Oven-Roasted Asparagus
(AIP, Paleo, Whole30, Plant-Based)

July 21, 2021 | By Monica

This roasted asparagus is nutritious, easy, and makes a perfect side dish!
This roasted asparagus is nutritious, easy, and makes a perfect side dish! Seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt, this simple recipe takes all the naturally bitter taste of asparagus out. Ready in 15 minutes, this is healthy, quick, and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Asparagus makes an ideal side dish for any type of meat. I particularly like serving it with my Baked Salmon Fillet. Compliant with the AIP, Paleo, Whole30, and Plant-Based diets.

Seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt, this simple recipe takes all the naturally bitter taste of asparagus out. Ready in 15 minutes, this is healthy, quick, and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Asparagus makes an ideal side dish for any type of meat. I particularly like serving it with my Baked Salmon Fillet

Fun Health Facts

Asparagus is packed with nutrients but also low in calories. Win-win! It contains high levels of fiber which is thought to help with healthy digestion, reduce high blood pressure, and minimize the risk of diabetes. 

Asparagus is known for being a natural diuretic due to its high levels of an amino acid called asparagine. This is thought to help prevent UTIs by frequently eliminating excess fluid and salt from your body.

Do you notice foul-smelling pee after ingesting asparagus? That is due to asparagusic acid. When asparagus is digested, this acid gets broken down and ultimately causes that unpleasant sulfur scent. Interestingly, the ability to detect this odor in your urine has to do with your genes. If you do not notice this smell, consider yourself lucky!

List of Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus

  • Olive oil

  • Lemon juice

  • Salt to taste

This roasted asparagus is nutritious, easy, and makes a perfect side dish! Seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt, this simple recipe takes all the naturally bitter taste of asparagus out. Ready in 15 minutes, this is healthy, quick, and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Asparagus makes an ideal side dish for any type of meat. I particularly like serving it with my Baked Salmon Fillet. Compliant with the AIP, Paleo, Whole30, and Plant-Based diets.

Tips & Tricks

  • The cook time will depend on how thick the asparagus spears are. The thinner the spears, the less cook time they will require.