Asparagus is roasted in olive oil and za’atar until caramelized and tender. A healthy and easy 15-minute side dish recipe.
Every spring when asparagus season rolls into town, this Michigan gal starts to geek out with excitement. One of the first vegetables to pop up at my local farmers market, asparagus is always a sure sign that warmer temps are on the horizon.
Fresh asparagus needs very little “gussying up” to make it taste delicious. Just a little drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of za’atar and a few minutes in a hot oven and you’re good to go.
The earthy spices in za’atar including thyme, oregano and sumac pair perfectly with the grassy, sweet flavor of roasted asparagus. Of course, this recipe would be just as delicious grilled instead of roasted.
Your fork is waiting.
Roasted Asparagus with Za’atar
- 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon za’atar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spread asparagus spears in an even layer on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, za’atar, salt and pepper. Roasted until caramelized and tender, about 15 minutes.
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