Veggie Resolution #6: Asparagus Au Gratin

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The year is almost half over and I’ve stalled on my Veggie Resolution.  You know what that means – time for another veggie recipe!  This time I’m featuring one of my favorite vegetables – asparagus, which is plentiful in the summer!  This recipe is simple, quick and delicious.

You will need:

1 lb asparagus
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt, to taste
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese shavings

1. Preheat oven to 450F.  Meanwhile, prepare asparagus by breaking off the rough ends.  They should break naturally at the perfect point – easy peasy!

2. This step is optional, but I like peeling the ends of each stalk as well – it makes for a more tender veggie.

3. Place asparagus in shallow baking dish and toss with olive oil, minced garlic and lemon juice.   Season with salt.

4. Bake 7-8 minutes, until stalks are tender and slightly browned.

5. Top with Parmesan and pop back into the oven for 1-2 more minutes.

Asparagus fan? Yay or nay?

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23 Comments

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    Jill Hopkins
    June 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Yum. Roasted, grilled, sauteed, asparagus is just a delicious vegetable!

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    Megan
    June 2, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Mmmm, I love asparagus! I've never tried peeling it though – thanks for the tip!

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    lobster
    June 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    more cheese! I always like asparagus wtih parm. It just tastes right.

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    Val
    June 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Be still my heart!

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    Kim
    June 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Yum! I love asparagus – I toss mine with lemon juice and lemon zest and cook it on the stove. Cheese makes everything better, though, so I'd love to try this recipe out 🙂

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    Cathleya
    June 2, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Big yay! A super easy side dish 🙂 Yum!

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    Gloria
    June 2, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I adore asparagus and these look awesome and delicious!! gloria

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    penga
    June 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    major yay. that looks delicious! i usually eat asparagus with uh, mayo..or bacon…which is definitely not healthy at all.

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    San Jose Love
    June 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    ooh I'm going to try this pronto.

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    Alice
    June 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Asparagus is definitely one of my all time favorite veggies in any form.

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    Nellie
    June 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Is there an easy way to print your receipes? I keep tagging so many of them!

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    Vanessa
    June 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Mmm I love fresh asparagus during the summer! I most definitely need to try this recipe!

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    Kimberly Michelle
    June 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Yum! I used to HATE asparagus until we started grilling it last year with feta. It is INSANELY good that way!

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    honey my heart
    June 2, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    i'm an asparagus fan. usually just eat it cooked in butter, but this looks like more fun!

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    Mo
    June 2, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I love asparagus, especially with CHEESE. I'm going to try your recipe out. 🙂

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    June 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I can't do asparagus though I love vegetables. My husband loves it though!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    Jessica
    June 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Simple, easy, delicious. I must try this!

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    BigAppleNosh
    June 3, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Thanks, guys! Let me know how it goes!

    @Nellie, great idea! I don't have a print-ready function as of now, but I'm revamping my blog and will definitely look into this!

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    Charlie @ SweetSaltySpicy
    June 3, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Yummy! I love asparagus and this looks easy & delicious 🙂

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    Ghenet
    June 3, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Asparagus isn't my most favorite veggie but I do enjoy it. This recipe looks yummy!

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    Foodafok
    June 3, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Very good and healthy recipe.

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