Lemon Pepper Asparagus Recipe

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Marion Jennings Modified: June 8, 2022
Lemon Pepper Asparagus Recipe

How To Make Lemon Pepper Asparagus

The sharp, tangy taste of lemon complements the smoky, slightly minty flavor of the veggies in this asparagus recipe! Whip up a serving in just 15 minutes.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 1lbasparagus,ends trimmed
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1lemon,zested and juiced
  • pinchsea salt,to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper,to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Toss or mist the asparagus with olive oil and at least 1 tablespoon of lemon juice until evenly coated. Sprinkle with a pinch or two of sea salt, and then generously season with freshly cracked black pepper.

  3. Roast for 8 to 12 minutes, or until the tips begin to brown and the asparagus is tender. Remove and garnish with lemon zest.

  4. Fill a large stockpot ⅔-full of water, and bring to a rolling boil. Add the asparagus spears, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

  5. Remove and drain asparagus, then toss with olive oil and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice until evenly coated.

  6. Season generously with freshly cracked black pepper, and then garnish with lemon zest. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 76.94kcal
  • Fat: 4.76g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.70g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.00g
  • Fiber: 3.85g
  • Sugar: 3.33g
  • Protein: 3.59g
  • Sodium: 408.25mg
  • Calcium: 43.94mg
  • Potassium: 339.21mg
  • Iron: 3.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 57.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.71mg
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