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Roasted Asparagus with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce

A fast and easy side dish recipe, asparagus is roasted until tender and served with a creamy cucumber yogurt tzatziki dipping sauce.

Roasted Asparagus with Tzatziki

Asparagus season is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is it one of the first indications of spring but it is a sign that warmer temps are ahead which always makes this Michigan gal happy!

Asparagus in Produce Aisle

Tip for shopping for asparagus

When shopping for asparagus, look for spears that are bright in color and firm to the touch. The thickness of the stem doesn’t matter so much as the color and firmness.

Squeezing Lemon on Asparagus

For a fast and easy side dish recipe, I decided to drizzle the asparagus in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper before roasting in a hot oven until golden brown.

Roasted Asparagus with Tzatziki a healthy side dish recipe

As the asparagus cooks, the natural sugars begin to caramelize resulting in a smoky, slightly sweet side dish. To complement the flavors of the asparagus, I like to serve it with a cool and creamy tzatziki sauce made with cucumbers, dill and garlic.

Roasted Asparagus with Tzatziki a healthy side dish

As an added bonus, if you’re feeding little ones like I am the dipping sauce is a great way to cool down the asparagus and prevent burnt tongues at mealtime.

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Roasted Asparagus with Tzatziki - a healthy side dish recipe

Roasted Asparagus with Tzatziki Sauce

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A fast and easy side dish recipe, asparagus is roasted until tender and served with a creamy cucumber yogurt tzatziki dipping sauce. 
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 15 mins
TOTAL: 25 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Toss trimmed asparagus in olive oil, salt and pepper and place on prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Roast until tender and caramelized, about 12-15 minutes. 
  • While asparagus is roasting, prepared the  tzatziki sauce; set aside until ready to serve.
  • Drizzle roasted asparagus with fresh lemon juice before serving with tzatziki sauce

Notes

Serving size: 8 asparagus spears and 1 serving tzatziki sauce

Nutrition

Serving: 8spearsCalories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 7.5gProtein: 7.8gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 170mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 4.2g
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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.

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