Under 30 Minutes
Although many people believe that thinner asparagus spears are more tender than thicker ones, thick spears are actually just as tender. If the asparagus stems are tough, remove the outer layer with a vegetable peeler.
- 1 1/2 pounds asparagus
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, toss asparagus with olive oil, salt, and a pinch of pepper. Spread in a single layer.
Roast until tender, 10 to 15 minutes, in oven.
SourceEveryday Food, March/April 2003