I think asparagus gets a bad rap because people don’t know how to cook them. Or they buy frozen and then they’re nasty mush once they thaw. Gross. Go fresh, people. So much better and better for you! This is one of our favorite vegetable sides. Or snacks. I make them as an afternoon snack for the girls and I all the time. My 3 and 1 year old love it! So delicious and so healthy!
fresh asparagus, tough ends cut off
salt, pepper and granulated garlic to taste (you can use garlic powder if that’s what you have. I just like it a little more coarse)
Preheat oven to 425.
Wash the asparagus and then it pat dry. Lay it all out on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Give it a good mix here so that they all have a covering of the oil. (You can do this step in a big bowl or something if that’s easier for you.)
Season generously with salt, pepper and garlic. Roast for 7-8 minutes until tender. (I pull them out while they still have a little bite to them.)