Easy Asparagus Spears

In Recipes, Sides, Thanksgiving 2016 by John Robinette2 Comments

Asparagus is one of those vegetables when prepared properly, it pops with flavor. And all you need are simple ingredients you already have in your pantry. This vegan and gluten-free recipe is really easy to whip together as a side dish and can be served hot or at room temperature. 

Easy Asparagus Spears
Serves 2
This simple vegan and gluten-free recipe is easy to whip together as a side dish and can be served hot or at room temperature.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
135 calories
9 g
0 g
10 g
5 g
1 g
243 g
2363 g
4 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
243g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135
Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2363mg
98%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 5g
19%
Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
34%
Vitamin C
21%
Calcium
6%
Iron
27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound fresh asparagus
  2. 1 - 2 tsp sea salt
  3. 1 - 2 TBS olive oil
Instructions
  1. Wash and trim bottoms of asparagus spears (see notes below for tips)
  2. Place asparagus in a long, shallow glass baking dish, drizzle with olive oil, and use your hands to massage in the olive oil to be sure each spear is fully covered
  3. Cover a baking sheet with parchment baker and place asparagus in a single layer on the sheet
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt
  5. Broil for 5 minutes, turn asparagus, and broil for another 5 minutes until lightly browned
  6. Remover from broiler and serve hot or at room temperature
Notes
  1. HOW TO TRIM THE ENDS OF ASPARAGUS SPEARS
  2. To trim the ends of each asparagus spear, hold each end of a spear in each hand. Bend the bottom with one hand while holding the upper end taught to enable the bottom end to break off at its natural breaking point.
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calories
135
fat
10g
protein
5g
carbs
9g
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John Robinette

John is married to Lori and father of two awesome young men all of whom he shares his passion for the environment. When he is not Chief Strategy Officer for Sister Eden he loves to cook and read and be outdoors and fantasizes about hiking the Appalachian Trail. Other essays by John about life, death, and love can be found at his blog Hole in the Sun.

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