Roasted Lemony Pesto Asparagus

  • Dress up your asparagus this season with a lemony pesto drizzled all over! This roasted lemony pesto asparagus will be a new favorite side dish!

    what is it about watching childhood movies that evokes SO MANY MEMORIES?! omg, they were having a Toy Story marathon on tv this weekend and I can’t believe the first Toy Story came out 22 years ago. I was freaking 8 years old.

    as I was watching it, there were so many little things I noticed and then some “terminology” that I definitely didn’t pick up when I was younger. Like, I definitely don’t remember myself knowing what Buzz meant when he asked Woody if he was mocking him. I don’t know, as weird as this all sounds, it’s just funny what you pick up when you watch it again at an older age. And not to mention what you find ridiculous — like how could someone’s mother not realize her son has explosives and is blowing up toys? LOL

    Dress up your asparagus this season with a lemony pesto drizzled all over! This roasted lemony pesto asparagus will be a new favorite side dish!

    it’s asparagus season!! they’re so reasonably priced right now and I’m trying to get my fill before prices skyrocket again.

    asparagus is so easy to dress up. like with some lemony pesto!

    roasting asparagus is my favorite, but honestly, what vegetable roasted isn’t delicious? brings out so much flavor!

    Dress up your asparagus this season with a lemony pesto drizzled all over! This roasted lemony pesto asparagus will be a new favorite side dish!

    soak up asparagus season with these roasted lemony pesto asparagus dish! perfect for springtime or if you’re willing to shell out the cash (or live in California) — any time of year!

    Roasted Lemony Pesto Asparagus

    A delicious way to dress up asparagus!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 12 mins
    Total Time: 22 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Calories: 696kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 1 pound asparagus
    • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
    • Kosher salt

    For the lemony pesto

    • 2 cups basil leaves
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Cut off tough ends from asparagus then place in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil all over asparagus then sprinkle with salt.
    • Roast for 12 minutes. 
    • In the meantime, in a food processor, process pesto until desired consistency.
    • Once asparagus is done roasting, drizzle pesto on top and serve warm.

    Notes

    Nutrition Facts
    Roasted Lemony Pesto Asparagus
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 696 Calories from Fat 639
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 71g109%
    Carbohydrates 10g3%
    Fiber 5g20%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 10g20%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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  • Naomi says:

    Perfect way to enjoy all the asparagus during its season!

  • Heather Christo says:

    Julie- this is gorgeous! I watched you watch Toy Story- it made me feel WAY old!!

  • Marla Meridith says:

    Perfect for spring parties!!

  • Maria says:

    This sounds like a winner!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Great way to enjoy asparagus!

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