Roasted Asparagus with Rosemary Recipe

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Submitted by stlc

Makes 4 servings



Most of us have steamed asparagus, but roasting is another easy and delicious way to prepare this vegetable. With a little fresh rosemary and olive oil, asparagus transforms into a tasty side dish to spearhead any healthy meal! Asparagus is an alkaline food that is rich in protein but low in calories and carbohydrates. It is an excellent source of potassium, folic acid, vitamins A, C and K, and traces of vitamin B complex. A good source of dietary fiber, asparagus is also rich in niacin, phosphorus and is very low in sodium. And certainly most impressive is that it is one of those few vegetables that actually has the calcium and magnesium in the ideal ratio of 2:1. Asparagus has an abundance of an amino acid called asparagine, which helps to cleanse the body of waste material. The high alkalinity of its juice is effective in reducing the acidity of the blood and helps cleanse the tissues and muscles of waste. Asparagus diuretic and alkaline properties help prevent or dissolve kidney stones, breaking up oxalic acid crystals formed in the kidney. The diuretic effect of the juice also helps relieve premenstrual swelling and bloating, and can help reduce water retention in pregnant women.

Recipe Ingredients for Roasted Asparagus With Rosemary

2 lb fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Roasted Asparagus With Rosemary

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Wash, pat dry, and trim ends of asparagus.

  3. On a cookie sheet, toss the asparagus with the olive oil, chopped rosemary, salt and pepper.

  4. Spread out in single layer and roast until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Categories

Vegetables, Appetizers, Brunch, First Course, Main Dish, Salads, Side Dish, Snacks, Soup, Roast, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 234.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
106
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
239mg
10%
Potassium
463mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
9.1g
3%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
5.0g
Vitamin A 34% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 6% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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