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Lemon Pepper Asparagus

Looking for a vegetable side dish that goes with nearly everything? This Lemon Pepper Asparagus is so easy to make and adds a deliciously bright touch to all of your spring dinners!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asparagus Recipes, Holiday Side Dishes, Spring Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
Author: Sues


  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • tsp salt
  • tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Cut or break off tough ends of asparagus and place on baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice and sprinkle on pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Toss until the asparagus is evenly coated and arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, until tender, but still crispy. Arrange on a platter and top with lemon zest.
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