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Roasted Asparagus

Roasting vegetables might be our favorite way of preparing them. Not only is it incredibly easy (lightly rub the vegetable in question with olive oil, roast at high heat until softened and golden), the roasting adds a layer of caramelized flavor. Once you've had asparagus prepared this way, it's hard to go back to steamed.

Roasted Asparagus with Herbs and Capers

Prep Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Makes: 2 servings

1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Coarse sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as a mix of basil, tarragon, and parsley (or all basil or all parsley)
2 teaspoons drained capers, chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.

2. Toss the asparagus in a bowl with the olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.

3. Spread the asparagus in one layer on a baking sheet. Roast until just tender, 10 to 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus (thinner ones will cook more quickly).

4. Transfer the asparagus to a serving dish and toss with the herbs and capers. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 96 calories, 4g protein, 3g carbohydrate, 8g fat (1g saturated), 2g fiber

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