Simple and Delicious Roasted Asparagus

The most prized and elegant of all the vegetables, asparagus is believed to have originated 2,000 years ago. Each serving has 71 calories and 5 grams of fat. Roasted asparagus adds a nice addition to any meal. A real treat for asparagus lovers!
Simple and Delicious Roasted Asparagus

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 4 servings (each serving, (4 ounces) 1/4 of recipe)

Food Facts

The optimal season for fresh asparagus lasts from February though June, although it’s available year-round in many regions.  The earliest, most tender stalks are an apple green.  Europeans prefer white asparagus, which is grown underground to prevent them from becoming green.
Asparagus is grown in sandy soil so be sure to wash them before using.

Healthy Benefits

Asparagus is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables.  It’s high in folic acid, potassium, fiber, thiamin, and vitamins A, B6 and C.

Shopping Tips

When buying asparagus, choose firm, bright green stalks with tight tips.  Store tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

WW Freestyle Points
2-Blue
WW
SmartPoints 2-Green
WW POINTS
PLUS 2
 
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (4 ounces)
71 calories, 5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 3g protein, 5g carbs, 2g fiber, 147mg sodium, 0g sugar
 

 

Simple and Delicious Roasted Asparagus

Simple and Delicious Roasted Asparagus

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 71 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • tablespoons extra virgin oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Clean and break off the tough ends of asparagus.
  • Place asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle the olive oil over the top.  Roll around to coat each.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Roast in oven for about 15 minutes or until tender-crisp.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 147mgFiber: 2gBlue Smart Points: 2Green Smart Points: 2Plus Points: 2
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