Bright, tender, zesty roasted Greek asparagus completes any meal and is elegant served at a buffet.
These roasted Greek asparagus are on repeat lately. They are tender and full of flavor.
Roasted vegetables are my favorite way to eat vegetables. You can literally toss everything onto a pan and carry-on! I just love that they are a perfect side dish to so many foods and can really taste divine – almost too good for you!
Before diving into roasting all sorts of veggies, including this delicious asparagus recipe, I’m going to give you a few tips on roasting vegetables to ensure they turn out perfect every time.
Tips For Roasting Vegetables:
Use high heat (between 400°F and 450°F). Caramelization happens at high heat, and let’s be honest — veggies just taste a little better with some caramelization!
Drizzle some avocado oil or ghee on your vegetables. Olive Oil has a lower smoke point and can burn easily. You want to use a high smoke point oil when roasting. You can refer to the smoke point chart below.
Don’t soak your veggies in oil! You really just want to give them a light coat, which will help with Tip #2.
Roasting veggies on a foil-lined or parchment-lined baking sheet makes clean-up a breeze.
Use a short-rimmed baking sheet when roasting veggies. Using a casserole dish or baking pan with high sides makes it more difficult for the moisture inside the vegetables to evaporate. Nobody wants soggy or mushy veggies!
Don’t overcrowd or double-layer the pan with veggies. Similarly to Tip #5, an overcrowded or double-layered pan doesn’t allow any moisture to evaporate, resulting in vegetables having more of a steamed flavor and texture. Give them space…plenty of space!
Season! Whether it’s with a flavor-infused olive oil, or salt and pepper, or herbs and spices, add some flavor to those veggies!
Reheat any leftovers (or pre-made vegetables) for 15-20 minutes at 425°F.
Now it’s time to put those tips to use; try this roasted Greek asparagus recipe and let me know what you think by tagging @moremomma on Instagram!
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Greek Asparagus Recipe:
- 1 Bunch Asparagus, (trim ends)
- Drizzle of Avocado Oil
- Kosher Salt, to Taste
- Black Pepper, to Taste
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill, Roughly Chopped
- ¼ Cup Good Quality Feta Cheese, Crumbled
- 1 Lemon, Zested
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Trim the ends of the asparagus and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Toss with avocado oil, salt, and pepper.
- Roast for 12 minutes. Carefully remove the asparagus from the oven and transfer to your serving plate.
- Top with dill, feta, and lemon zest.