Roasted Asparagus with Roasted Garlic and Almond Vinaigrette


Aren’t you just loving spring after the unbelievably cold, snowy, and long winter that we experienced since November through April?  Gosh, I’ve just been so ready for spring this year . . . just about climbing up the walls from being inside so much!  I can’t even imagine the cabin fever that those in the Northern part of the U.S. and Canada were forced to endure!

We’ve just begun planting our vegetable gardens (late) this year due to the unseasonably colder weather that even we in the South felt.  I’ve got this gardening itch that just won’t go away!  And I can’t wait to spend my Saturday afternoon tomorrow going to the nursery to pack my car full of spring flowers and more veggies!  I sort of go overboard!

Some of the first veggies that sprout every spring in my garden is asparagus, a wonderful perennial that returns annually once you get the asparagus patch planted!  Oh so yummy, we usually pluck the spears right out of the soil, brush them off, and plop them straight into our mouths.  Nothing could get any fresher or flavorful than that!

asparagus garlic almonds

If you haven’t tried roasting your veggies, than you really need to experience the intensified flavor that roasting (or grilling) brings to food. And nothing is easier or faster than roasting asparagus and garlic! Your kitchen will be filled with the aroma of garlic as you prepare the table for your family and guests!  With this recipe, you’ll be able to experience the flavor-burst from roasting.  And talk about EASY!

I hope that you enjoy this super easy, super-delicious, super-fresh, spring-themed asparagus!

And as we say around our table before eating and enjoying our delicious food, “Mangia!”

Roasted Asparagus with Roasted Garlic and Almond Vinaigrette

What You Need:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil for baking pan
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed, rinsed, and dried
  • 4 large cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Set the oven on “Broil”.
  • Pour the first amount of olive oil on a rimmed baking pan.
  • Spread it around with a baking brush so that the surface is nicely oiled.
  • Lay the asparagus on the pan.
  • With your hands or utensil, roll the asparagus in the olive oil to completely core.
  • Sprinkle the minced garlic all over the asparagus.
  • Sprinkle the slivered almonds all over the asparagus and garlic.
  • Season with salt and pepper or your favorite Italian seasonings.
  • Mix the olive oil and lemon juice and drizzle over everything.
  • Roast on ‘broil’ for approximately 10 minutes, keeping a close eye on the asparagus so that it is not overcooked.
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Making friends in the food blogging world has been one of the unexpected treats of being a tiny part of the immensely large blogging world!  And one foodie blogger friend, Tara, from “Noshings with The Nolands” asked that I write a guest post for her last month.  Tara has a great food blog and I’d like to give her a shout-out in gratitude for allowing me to share one of my recipes with her readers.  It’s been my pleasure, one month later, to share this special spring recipe with you, my own wonderful readers!

Happy Spring!

Your comments make me smile and I promise to get back to you. I may be slow at it because I get easily distracted by something brewing in the kitchen or hummingbirds in my gardens.

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Comments

  1. This roast asparagus looks wonderful! I look forward to the arrival of those green spears every spring! It’s a little late this year, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. The garden shop really is a tempting place, isn’t it? I always want some of everything!
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  2. Just bought some asparagus (white and green) too. Love this awesome spring veggie a lot and I seriously can eat them every single day! Yours looks really super with almond vinaigrette, Roz.
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  3. I wish I had room to plant asparagus. How many plants do you plant? The recipe sounds delicious Roz and so Springy. I plan to work in the yard this morning. We’ve got another little bout of cold weather moving in tonight.
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  4. we love asparagus and this looks so wonderful. Hugs!
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  5. looks really good Roz – I think our asparagus plants are petering out. Hope you can make it to the blogger party in June.
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  6. We had roasted asparagus this week with dinner – one of my favorites. I’m not sure why, but I’ve never grown it. I need to change that. As for your car full of plants, I can relate. ‘Tis the season. I absolutely love it.
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  7. I rarely get a Saturday off of work but this coming Saturday I will be off for the morning. I will be heading straight to the farmers market for local asparagus, mesclun and garden peas. Lets see what else I discover.

  8. Asparagus is one of our favorite vegetable! Your roasting recipe is marvelous to say the least! So glad you are gardening- so much fun.
    Have a great day Roz! xxoo Anna and Liz
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  9. My husband and I both love asparagus so much, and this looks like a fantastic recipe. I can’t wait to try it. We have roasted and grilled asparagus before, but I’ve never added anything like garlic or almonds on top. It sounds amazing. I can’t believe you can grow your own and that it is a perennial. Wow! I don’t think it grows here, but I will have to check. We are growing artichokes for the first time this year, and I’m really looking forward to those. Thank you for another wonderful recipe, Roz! I’m glad it is warming up there!
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  10. I’ve got asparagus in my refrigerator that I’m making to go with crab cakes so I’ll be trying your recipe over the weekend.
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