Roasted Asparagus


    For Roasted Asparagus
  • 1 pound of asparagus (usually, a bunch is about a pound)
  • 1 1/2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • dash of salt
  • For Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro (about 1 to 1 1/2 cup)
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 TBS lime juice
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF (218°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Wash the asparagus and snap or chop off the bottoms of the stalks.
  3. In a large bowl, toss in the olive oil and mix well.
  4. Spread the asparagus on the baking sheet in a single layer and sprinkle garlic powder, oregano, and a tiny bit of salt on the asparagus.
  5. Bake for about 8-10 minutes.
  6. While the asparagus spears are cooking, prepare the creamy cilantro-lime sauce.
  7. Rinse the cilantro and chop off the bottoms. It is fine to leave some of the stem in tact.
  8. Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender and mix until well incorporated.
  9. Remove the asparagus from the oven once they look tender. When they are slightly cool, drizzle on the creamy cilantro-lime sauce.

Recipe and Photo: Foodista / CC BY

Leave a Reply