Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Dill

roasted asparagus with lemon and dill
Photo: Romulo Yanes

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


  • 2 bunches asparagus (2 pounds), trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • ¼ 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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