Asparagus baked in Olive Oil

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Simple, elegant, healthy. What an awesome side dish for a dinner

INGREDIENTS

  • Extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup
  • fresh garlic, minced 8 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (or shallots chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh finely chopped parsley
  • 2 pounds thin asparagus, ends trimmed
  • sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Line a large jelly-roll pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a small pot, heat the oil, garlic, onion powder, and parsley on medium-low heat. Cook for 3 minutes, until the garlic mixture is fragrant but not browned.

Spread the asparagus in a single layer on the prepared pan. Lightly sprinkle with coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Drizzle on the garlic-oil mixture.

Roast for 8-10 minutes, until the asparagus are bright green; do not overcook.

Transfer to a platter and serve hot.

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