Roasted Asparagus and Tangerines

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

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 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
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Servings4

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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17 responses to “Roasted Asparagus and Tangerines”

  1. Caroline Heffner Avatar
    Caroline Heffner

    Looks delicious. Can you use canned mandarj especially without it becoming mushy?

  2. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen Avatar
    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

    Oh how I love asparagus. Especially after our weekend. I think I’m going to go home and eat an entire BUNCH!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I miss you a BUNCH!!! xoxo

  3. fabiola@notjustbaked Avatar
    fabiola@notjustbaked

    What a lovely idea to add citrus segments like this! I love that it’s asparagus season, it means it’s Spring! xoxo

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Spring is in the air sista!! FINALLY!

  4. Heidi @foodiecrush.com Avatar
    Heidi @foodiecrush.com

    Looks like an easy keeper.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Right? So good and easy. Happy Easter friend!

  5. Brenda Score Avatar
    Brenda Score

    I just love citrus with asparagus! I’ll have to keep my eye out for those fruits, haven’t heard of those specific names before. Mmmmm…

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      They are so good – I hope you can find them but they work with any tangerine!!

  6. Michelle Lahey Avatar
    Michelle Lahey

    Just Pinned this recipe – I love asparagus, but am always looking for new ways to prepare it. This sounds right up my alley!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh good I hope you love it Michelle!

  7. Lori @ RecipeGirl Avatar
    Lori @ RecipeGirl

    What an incredible dish! I love the citrus and asparagus combination. I could just have this for lunch today and be very happy!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I honestly could have eaten the whole platter!!

  8. Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It Avatar
    Marina @ A Dancer’s Live-It

    Love the combo of the toasted almonds and tangerines! I hope you’re having fun at Rancho La Puerta :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      We had a blast – thank you so much!

  9. Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen} Avatar
    Emma {Emma’s Little Kitchen}

    Lush! The sweetness, the crunch, the colour! This looks divine Liz!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am a sucker for a good crunch!!! Happy Easter!

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