Low Carb Recipes for the Low Carb Lifestyle

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Lemon Roasted Asparagus
Any vegetable roasted is great.  Add some lemon, red pepper and parmesan and it becomes amazing.  Not too many ingredients and not too difficult, this is a really nice side dish.  I generally pan fry asparagus but I think I may have to make this one again.  I REALLY recommend getting a fresh parmesan wedge and grating yourself.  You will never go back to the green can or the refrigerated tub again.  There is a huge difference in flavor for 30 seconds worth of grating. *INDUCTION FRIENDLY*

3 servings
4 net carbs per serving

1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed
2 TBSP olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 ounce freshly grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425.  Mix asparagus with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally for even browning.  Plate your asparagus then grate fresh parmesan cheese onto the asparagus.


  1. Very similar to an Emeril recipe! Deelish!

  2. This sounds tasty. I made some on Easter but not with red pepper flakes and lemon. Actually I made some corn with red pepper flakes and we loved it!