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Easy Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus with Capers and Lemon Juice

Asparagus is really an underrated vegetable. When treated properly, it’s a veggie fit for any foodie. And this simple roasted asparagus recipe is one of my favorite easy side dishes. Fresh asparagus is roasted until tender and served up with flavorful capers and lemon!

Roasted Asparagus on a baking sheet

Lately, I’m in love with this easy roasted asparagus recipe. It’s fresh, flavorful, and ready in just 15 minutes!

Plus it’s 100% vegetarian and vegan friendly. That’s my kind of recipe.

Roasted Asparagus with Capers and Lemon Juice

How to Roast Asparagus

  • Clean and trim the asparagus. Spread on a baking sheet and lightly coat with olive oil.
  • Roast at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes, adjusting the time depending on their thickness.
  • Toss the roasted asparagus with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 minced garlic clove, and 2 tablespoons of chopped capers.
Roasted Asparagus with Capers and Lemon Juice

Roasted Asparagus with Lemons and Capers

This easy roasted asparagus is packed with flavor from capers and fresh lemon juice.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: how to roast asparagus, roast asparagus
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 24kcal


  • 1 bunch asparagus about 1 pound. washed and trimmed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice plus extra to taste
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped capers
  • olive oil spray
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  • Spread asparagus on a baking sheet. Spray with olive oil. Roast for about 10 minutes – it may take a bit more or less time depending on their thickness.
  • When done roasting, toss asparagus with lemon juice, garlic, and capers. Add additional lemon juice plus salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 234mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 851IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh
    March 9, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Annnd I chipped my tooth trying to eat the BBQ and cupcake.

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    Kelly @ Free Spirit Food
    March 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    The Bourbon Mango Recipe looks amazing! I would have never thought of that!

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    Rachel R.
    March 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Only one cupcake? Wow, that is willpower!

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      The Type A Housewife
      March 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      I know, right? Although the day after I made them, I decided I wanted another, but at that point, my husband had already eaten the rest. I wish I had his metabolism.

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    Anne - Mommy Has to Work
    March 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Looks interesting and good!

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook
    March 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Definitely worth the six points! Everything looks so good. Very creative with the sandwich, looks delicious!

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      The Type A Housewife
      March 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Ice cream is my weakness, so I try to make room for it when I can–usually I have a tablespoon of it after dinner, which sounds so sad, doesn’t it? But it’s really all I need most of the time! But putting that tablespoon between two cookies made it even better. 😀

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    March 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    The asparagus looks pretty good to me! I make mine the same way, though not with capers and now I have to try it that way. The “pulled pork” is such a cute idea!

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      The Type A Housewife
      March 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      I’m always looking for ways to use capers because I’ll buy them for something and only need a tablespoon or two and then they sit and sit and sit. So that’s how capers ended up in this recipe. 🙂 But they work well in it!

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    Brenda Williams
    March 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Bourbon Mango Pulled Summer Squash Sandwiches look awesome and sound so good. I shared the cupcake recipe with my co-workers (forwarded your blog post) they were all having a fit about how wonderful they would be and can’t wait to try them. I told them all just wait for her cookbook it will be a must have in your kitchen!

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      The Type A Housewife
      March 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Well, I hope a book publisher is reading your comment. 😉 I would love to write a cookbook, but it seems like the impossible dream. Like when I was 10 and thought I’d play in Wimbledon someday–ha! I’m glad your co-workers liked the cupcake recipe–thanks for sharing it!

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    {Not Quite} Susie
    March 11, 2012 at 4:30 am

    YUM! Can’t wait until I’m off of Nutrisystem so I can dive head first into one of those Cadbury cupcakes!

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      The Type A Housewife
      March 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Well, you could have one on Easter, right? It’s a holiday! 🙂

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        {Not Quite} Susie
        March 12, 2012 at 1:22 am

        Haha, if I could stop at just one maybe, but those look so good there’s no way! 🙂

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    Jenn @therebelchick
    March 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I’m going to have to try your asparagus recipe! It sounds delicious!

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      The Type A Housewife
      March 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      It’s so good–roasting asparagus is my favorite way of making it. And it’s so easy too.

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    March 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    You always take such great pictures!

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      The Type A Housewife
      March 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you! It drives my husband nuts–dinner is always cold by the time we eat. 🙂

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    Virginia from That Bald Chick
    March 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Think I’ll be trying that squash recipe, thanks!

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      The Type A Housewife
      March 12, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      It’s great during the summer when you can get zucchini and yellow squash for super cheap!

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    March 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Love the asparagus! Lemons and capers are a hit around our house, though I usually put them on salmon 🙂

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      The Type A Housewife
      March 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      I make a lemon caper potato salad (yes, really!) that’s super good and I’ve also had a lemon caper salad dressing. It’s such a good combination!

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    March 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I LOVE asparagus – sounds so good!

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    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    March 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I made your asparagus tonight and it was so tasty! Even better than our main course.

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      The Type A Housewife
      March 27, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Yay, I’m glad you liked it! I need to start buying more asparagus now that it’s in season–I feel like I’m not taking advantage of it!

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