I just love vegetables and my kids do too. It is all about how you cook veggies to let their natural flavors shine through but still enhance them and compliment them. If way-too-long cooking times and strange ingredient lists always seem to stand in the way of healthy cooking for your family, you will love the recipes from the revised and expanded version of the top-selling Clean Eating for Busy Families (affiliate link below). You’ll find lots easy clean eating recipes and photos and practical tips for healthy family eating. Today, I am pleased to share a delicious dish from this cookbook by award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, Michelle Dudash, RDN. You are going to love this simple, elegant citrus oven roasted asparagus recipe that will be ready in under 30 minutes.
Easy Citrus Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe
I just love roasted vegetables. They are so easy to make and yet so full of flavor, especially if you add a few spices and herbs. You will love the simple technique of roasting asparagus in the oven along with the scrumptious citrus flavors. This citrus oven roasted asparagus recipe is lick smacking good!
Excerpted from Clean Eating for Busy Families byMichelle Dudash. © 2019 Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. Text © 2012, 2019 Michelle Dudash First Published in 2019 by Fair Winds Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group. QuartoKnows.com. All rights reserved.
ROASTED CITRUS ASPARAGUS
My friend Meghan has a husband who did not like any vegetables except potatoes and onions until he tasted this dish and loved it. You can also grill the asparagus instead.
1 bunch asparagus, woody bottom third cut off
1 teaspoon (2 g) grated orange zest
1 teaspoon (2 g) grated lime zest
1 teaspoon (5 ml) lime juice
1/ 8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons (10 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C, or gas mark 8) and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on the pan. In a small bowl, whisk together orange and lime zests, lime juice, salt, and pepper and then drizzle in the oil while whisking. Pour evenly over the asparagus. Toss the asparagus gently with your hands to coat completely. Roast asparagus in oven 14 minutes until fork-tender.
30 TOTAL PREP AND COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES • YIELD: 4 SERVINGS, ABOUT
6 SPEARS EACH
PER SERVING: 29 CALORIES; 2 G TOTAL FAT; TRACE SATURATED FAT; 1 G PROTEIN;
2 G CARBOHYDRATE; 1 G DIETARY FIBER; 0 MG CHOLESTEROL.
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