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Roasted Asparagus and Tangerines

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Asparagus and tangerines are drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper then roasted until caramelized and tender. You will love this fast and easy side dish recipe!

Roasted Asparagus with Tangerines

As we transition from winter into spring, I can’t think of a better (or easier!) side dish to celebrate the season than this beautiful platter of roasted asparagus and tangerines topped with toasted almond slices and slivered scallions. 

Roasted Asparagus with Tangerines and Toasted Almonds - a fast and easy side dish recipe

We made roasted vegetables at least two or three nights a week which is why I’m always looking for new ways to change it up so my kids don’t get bored. My most recent solution? Adding Sunkist tangerines to the mix before popping the olive-oil tossed asparagus in the oven.

Roasted Asparagus and Tangerines - a fresh spring side dish recipe

The end result was the perfect balance of sweet, salty, crunchy and toasty. An ideal Easter or Passover side dish, your guests will love this modern twist on a classic.

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Roasted Asparagus with Tangerines - a fresh and healthy spring side dish recipe

Roasted Asparagus and Tangerines

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Asparagus and tangerines are drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper then roasted until caramelized and tender. You will love this fast and easy side dish recipe!
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 15 mins
TOTAL: 20 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound asparagus spears (trimmed)
  • 2 Sunkist Gold Nuggets mandarin (peeled and segmented or Ojai Pixie tangerines)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • slices lemon wedges (scallions and toasted almond – optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Place asparagus, tangerines, olive oil, salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag and shake until evenly coated. Spread in an even layer on baking sheet and roast until tender, 15-18 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice, scallions and toasted almond slices if you wish before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 7.6gProtein: 1.5gFat: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 292mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 5.4g

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