Roasted Lemon Asparagus

Makes: 4 servings
Difficulty level: very easy

This is my favorite preparation for asparagus. Simple and delicious!


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon (2 tsp freshly squeezed juice from half, and slices from the other half)
  • 1/2 cup vegan or regular Parmesan cheese
    Optional: sliced toasted almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove the tough bottom ends of the asparagus by snapping off the lower part. Prepare a baking sheet with foil lining and add the asparagus stalks. Drizzle them with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Mix and coat with your hands. Thinly slice the remaining 1/2 lemon and add to the baking sheet. If using traditional parmesan, sprinkle on now.
  3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until tender when pierced by a fork at the thickest part. If using vegan parmesan, sprinkle on now. Top with sliced toasted almonds. Serve.