My sweet husband has been doing much of the cooking on the weekends lately which has been a nice treat! A month ago, he made this great side and we’ve made it every week since. It’s simple to make and super yummy if you love garlic like we do.
All you need is a bunch of asparagus, about 5 garlic cloves (we use pre-pealed Trader Joe’s), olive oil, salt, pepper and some lemon juice. Easy enough! Makes for a great appetizer too.
We use this garlic from Trader Joe’s all the time. Just one extra thing Trader Joe’s does to make life a little easier…
Set your oven to 425F. Wash and cut the bottom inch or so off of the asparagus, the place it in a bowl with about 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, fresh minced garlic and some salt and pepper to taste. Mix it around with your hands until the asparagus is well coated. Then set the asparagus out flat on a foil covered baking sheet and cook for 12-15 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice over asparagus before serving if desired. Serves 4, or 2 if you’re in my family!
Roasted garlic makes everything pop with so much flavor!