If you have anyone at your dinner table who avoids vegetables, then this roasted honey garlic asparagus recipe is going to become a favorite. The hint of sweetness in this recipe is just what you need to get those anti-vegetable folks over to the green side. With a fast and easy preparation, this is one side dish that goes with almost any meal. Simple enough for a weeknight, it also looks and tastes amazing and is ideal for guests and holidays.
Honey Garlic Asparagus Recipe
Asparagus is a great choice for a nice hearty vegetable that can be flavored with many different herbs and spices to create an entirely new flavor profile. Garlic and honey are a nice combination of sweet and savory that pair really well with the nuttiness you already have in asparagus. The result is a great fast and easy side dish that is healthy and tasty. If you aren't sure about using asparagus in your menu, then this is the perfect recipe to begin.
After you have conquered this easy recipe, you'll probably want to branch out with more ideas using asparagus. I love the Parmesan roasted asparagus with bacon, roasted asparagus with pearl onions, and of course, the shrimp asparagus and Bulgar dish. These are all great ways to add more green vegetables to your menu without much fuss. You can even tuck it into breakfast with this easy asparagus and ham egg cups idea!
How to Pick Asparagus at the Grocery Store
One of the biggest mistakes I made when first making asparagus for my family was not buying fresh. Canned asparagus, well, it's just an abomination. Just, nope. Frozen asparagus, however, can be a great choice if fresh is not available. While it has more water content and can be a bit chewy, the flavor and overall texture is better than canned.
Fresh asparagus is the best choice, but not all asparagus is made equally. When shopping for asparagus, I look for thinner spears with bright green tops. You want them to be strong and sturdy, not wilted. Thicker spears will be tougher, have a bitter flavor, and just overall not as good for this recipe.
What Does Asparagus Pair Well With?
In my opinion, asparagus is the ideal addition to any meal. That said, it seems to go especially well with beef, pork, or richer dishes where you need a hearty side that is also fairly light overall. Below are a few of my favorite dishes to serve this recipe with as a side.
- Pan Fried Pork Chops
- Slow Roasted Chicken with Apples and Potatoes
- Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy
- Grilled Bison Steak Recipe
- Oven Roasted Brisket Recipe
How Many myWW Points are in This Recipe?
The points below are for ¼th of the recipe. This is approximately ¼ pound of asparagus. With such low points though, you can eat as much of this as you want with no guilt at all in your points allowance for the day.
- myWW Blue: 1
- myWW Green: 1
- myWW Purple: 1
- Points Plus: 1
- Lemon juice
- Garlic cloves
- Black pepper
How to Make Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Honey
Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Wash the asparagus and trim off the lower end of the spear where it naturally snaps (usually about ¼ of the spear).
In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, lemon juice, and garlic.
Place the trimmed asparagus into a large Ziploc bag and pour over the marinade. Seal the bag and shake gently to coat the asparagus.
Marinate for 15 minutes or refrigerate and marinate up to 24 hours before baking.
Place the asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until just tender and browning slightly.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g
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