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Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers

    Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers is sweet, tender, and melts in your mouth as the flavors caramelize in the oven.

    Roasted asparagus with red peppers.

    Do you love roasted red peppers as much as I do? Sweet, tender, and packed with vitamins, they are a perfect addition to pizzas, salads, and antipasto platters. I love pairing red peppers with plenty of roasted veggies, but a favorite is Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers. It’s the perfect side dish to any dinner item.


    • Red pepper: Of all the bell peppers, red peppers are the sweetest and as I’ve mentioned, roast to be super tender.
    • Asparagus: Earthy and somewhat bittersweet, it’s a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins.
    • Olive oil: A heart-healthy oil, it’s subtle fruity and nutty flavor pairs well with most vegetables.
    • Lemon: This recipe calls for the zest and juice of one lemon, which adds pure, strong citrus flavor.
    • Salt & pepper: Enhances the flavors of the asparagus and peppers.

    How to Make Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers

    Trimming asparagus

    Start by trimming off the bottoms of your asparagus stalks and slicing your red bell pepper.

    Putting peppers and asparaguss in a bag

    Then put all of the asparagus and red pepper slices in a large resealable bag.

    Drizzling olive oil into bag

    Drizzle in the olive oil.

    Adding lemon zest to bag

    Then add the lemon zest on top.

    Squeezing fresh lemon juice

    And the freshly squeezed lemon juice.

    Grinding pepper into bag

    Finish by sprinkling in the salt and freshly ground pepper.

    Shaking up beggies in bag

    Seal the bag and shake it up to get everything evenly coated.

    Asparagus and red peppers on sheet pan

    Then lay the asparagus and red peppers in an even layer on a prepared baking sheet. Throw in the oven at 450 degrees and roast for 15-20 minutes.

    Garnishing roasted asparagus with red peppers.

    Garnish with fresh lemon juice and serve your Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Can you make this recipe on the grill?

    Yes! This recipe can be done on the grill in a vegetable basket or a tin foil boat.

    What spices pair well with asparagus?

    Asparagus is often seasoned with herbs like basil, rosemary, and thyme. I also season it with za’atar frequently, which is a Middle Eastern spice blend.

    Should asparagus be blanched before roasting?

    You can, but you don’t have to!

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    Liz eating roasted asparagus with red peppers.

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    Roasted asparagus with red peppers

    Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers

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    Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers is sweet, tender, and melts in your mouth as the flavors caramelize in the oven.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 20 mins
    TOTAL: 30 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 1 red pepper (cored and sliced)
    • 2 bunches asparagus
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • ½ teaspoon sea salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper


    • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
    • Trim asparagus (snap off end) and place in a large zip loc bag.
    • Add red pepper slices, olive oil, zest, juice, salt and pepper.
    • Seal bag and shake to evenly coat.
    • Spread veggies in an even layer on baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes.


    Excellent source of Vitamin C, good source Vitamin A and Iron


    Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 7.9gProtein: 3.6gFat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 0.6gSodium: 286mgFiber: 3.8g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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