Citrus-Roasted Asparagus


Oranges add a citrus flavor to this quick and easy side-dish recipe that can be ready in less than 30 minutes.

Citrus-Roasted Asparagus
Prep Time:
15 mins
Roast Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
27 mins


  • 2 seedless oranges

  • 2 lemons

  • 5 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 pound asparagus spears

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoon tarragon leaves

  • Sea salt and coarsely ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. From one orange and one lemon, cut 1/8 x 2-inch strips, avoiding the bitter white pith; set aside. From same orange and lemon squeeze a total of 2 tablespoons juice; set aside.

  2. Thinly slice remaining orange and lemon; drizzle slices with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper; set aside.

  3. Wash asparagus; break off woody bases. Place spears in 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with garlic, tarragon, and citrus strips. Drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil; toss to coat spears. Spread in single layer. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Roast asparagus and citrus slices 12 to 15 minutes, turning once or twice with tongs, until asparagus is tender and citrus begins to brown. Transfer to serving platter.

  5. Meanwhile, for vinaigrette, in small dish whisk together reserved juices and remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over roasted asparagus, citrus, and garlic. Sprinkle with roasted citrus slices. Serve warm. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
7g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 24.2mg 121%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 182mg 4%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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