Preparation time 5 mins, plus cooking.
Roast asparagus is delicious. This is a basic dish which can have endless variations. Add roasted or raw nuts to the roasted asparagus, fresh herbs, orange or lemon zest, cheese – goats, feta or parmesan. Serve with roasted or grilled meats.
1 bunch of fresh asparagus
1/2 handful of chopped almonds
1/4 tspn orange finely zested
Olive oil for drizzling
Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 200C.
Snap the asparagus and discard the bottom of the stem, where the stem naturally breaks is where the woodiness ends.
Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and toss, coating each spear well.
Roast until the asparagus are tender and the skin begins to shrivel slightly and brown, approximately 10 mins.
Add zest, plate and scatter nuts over.