Roasted Asparagus with Tzatziki Dipping 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.

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

5 stars average
A fast and easy side dish recipe, asparagus is roasted until tender and served with a creamy cucumber yogurt tzatziki dipping sauce. 
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes
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Servings4

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

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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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19 responses to “Roasted Asparagus with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce”

  1. Karen Avatar
    Karen

    I love this combination <3

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips Avatar
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

    I love asparagus with lemon, but I’ve never served it with asparagus. That is such a natural pairing and now I have to try it!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks friend!

  3. Kim Beaulieu Avatar
    Kim Beaulieu

    What a great recipe Liz. I love asparagus so this is right up my alley.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      We’ve been eating it so much lately!

  4. Gina @Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina @Running to the Kitchen

    Oooh, I bet they are so good with that sauce! I love asparagus! Gotta make this!

  5. Heather Avatar
    Heather

    Love the combination of lemon and asparagus! Need to make this!!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it!

  6. Megan @ MegUnprocessed Avatar
    Megan @ MegUnprocessed

    That combination sounds amazing! I love asparagus!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks lady!!

  7. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons Avatar
    Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    I love this! Asparagus season is HERE!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so happy!

  8. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy Avatar
    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    It’s officially spring and warm weather is right around the corner! Can’t wait to eat my weight in this asparagus and tzatziki!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Same here girl!

  9. Libby Huber Avatar
    Libby Huber

    Love asparagus for the spring. Always reminds of fresh starts and warmer weather ahead. Cheers!
    – Your Friends at Evereve.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Aww I totally agree Libby!!

  10. Jennie @onesweetmess Avatar
    Jennie @onesweetmess

    I could seriously live on asparagus. I look forward to it every spring. Love that you paired it with tzatziki.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I seriously could too! We are having it again tonight!!