VEGETARIAN and GLUTEN FREE WEEK POST #2: MY ROASTED ASPARAGUS FOR A PERFECT AND NUTRITIOUS SIDE DISH!
In sync with my veggies week, today I am posting one of my favorites, roasted asparagus. A simple side dish that only takes two ingredients and 10 to 15 minutes to deliciousness.
Category: Side Dish
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes until tender (depending on your oven)
Approximate Cost: $2.70 or $1.35 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free X Vegetarian X
½ lb. of thick asparagus spears ($2.00)
2 tbsp. Angie’s basting olive oil (see my link below) (.50)
1 tbsp. Roasted Garlic and Herbs (.20)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and start prepping the asparagus.
Clean well and cut the bottoms, about 3 to 4 inches and discard. (Today, I used a veggies peeler since they were too thick, however, sometimes I don’t to keep the fiber.
Coat the asparagus with my basting oil, sprinkle with Roasted Garlic and Herbs seasoning.
Roast them until golden brown and tender. (Again, depending on thickness and your oven)
NOTE: If you prefer a more full-bodied side, just sprinkle fresh parmesan cheese or Feta on top and bring back to the oven for few minutes until the cheese melts all over.
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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