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Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme Recipe

(before roasting)

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme Recipe

For convenience of cleaning, line the roasting tray with aluminium foil before putting in the asparagus.

Serves: 2-3

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins


  • 20 medium to thick stalk asparagus (do not use pencil-thin types)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled & finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled and gently bruised
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme (for better results, dip them in hot water for 30 seconds before use)
  • 2 dried bay leaves optional
  • half lemon
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the asparagus by trimming & discarding the bottom ends and removing the outer skin on the stalks.
  2. Coat asparagus with olive oil. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Arrange asparagus spears one layer on a roasting tray.
  3. Top asparagus with garlic, lemon slices, thyme and bay leaves. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon (not too much - you want a mild citrus flavour but not sour taste).
  4. Roast the asparagus in pre-heated oven of 200°C (392°F) for about 20 minutes, or until the tips start to brown slightly.

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22 Responses to “Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme”

  1. Roxan — December 10, 2010 @ 12:10 am

    This looks wonderful – I love the mounds and mounds of garlic on top of the asparagus. Garlic isn’t always the most “friendly” thing in the world, but I don’t care! I can’t smell it on me ;)


  2. My Simple Food — December 10, 2010 @ 12:38 am

    Yums!! I can smell your kitchen filled with the beautiful aroma.


  3. Little Corner of Mine — December 10, 2010 @ 12:43 am

    Looks great, love roasted asparagus and the smell of thyme!


  4. jess @ Bakericious — December 10, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    looks easy and simple yet delicious.


  5. wyyv — December 10, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    ohh.. i gotta try that out too someday :)


  6. jo — December 11, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

    This sounds like a truly delicious dish and the combination of flavours are amazing.


  7. Nisrine | Dinners & Dreams — December 12, 2010 @ 4:22 am

    This is a wonderful preparation of asparagus that I would happily try.


  8. MaryMoh — December 12, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    I love asparagus. I always stir fry it. I must try baking it next time. Yours look very delicious with lemon and thyme.


  9. Pipana — December 12, 2010 @ 10:12 am

    I can almost smell the aroma of this dish!!!
    I love asparagus, thyme, lemon and garlic, so this is a perfect dish for me ^_-


  10. norma — December 17, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

    I simply love asparagus and do like your version.