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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Dill


Lemon and dill are the perfect compliment to the sweet, grassy flavor of asparagus. Roasting asparagus intensifies its sweetness.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: Romulo Yanes

Source: Everyday Food, April 2012


  • 2 bunches asparagus (2 pounds), trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss asparagus with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender and browned in spots, 20 minutes. Toss with red-pepper flakes, dill and lemon zest.

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