Roasted Asparagus Recipe for Spring

In addition to offering protective insurance coverage, Sagen & Associates provides you with tips for improving your health and livelihood. Today our tip for you is to improve your eating habits by choosing seasonal recipes. For spring, try this recipe for roasted asparagus with lemon and garlic. In addition to being a seasonal spring vegetable, asparagus is also high in vitamin K and folate.

Start by trimming the cut ends of your asparagus spears. You can either leave the spears as is or cut them into 1 inch pieces. Drizzle olive oil over a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the asparagus in a bowl along with enough olive oil to coat. Dice 2 garlic cloves for each pound of asparagus you are cooking; add the garlic to the bowl of asparagus. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon for every pound of asparagus directly onto the asparagus. Toss gently to coat before pouring the asparagus onto your baking sheet; stick with a single layer of asparagus for cooking. You may need to roast it in batches depending on your amount.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the asparagus begins to brown, stopping midway to turn over the spears. Eat warm or refrigerate for up to 3 days. To get more information pertaining to how healthy eating can improve your health and life insurance coverage in Wisconsin, please contact Sagen & Associates Insurance in Brodhead.