Roasted Asparagus + Weekend with Mom Print Recipe Print Recipe


Whoever ordered the beautiful weather in Portland, thank you.

We enjoyed it from inside our “classroom”.

Next time, I’ll tack on another day so I can enjoy the city and eat all their incredible food. Next time.

Overall, it was a wonderful weekend with my mom and a few of our friends. Lots of big conversations, discoveries, laughs, tears and deeper connections.

We spent an evening with close friends, drinking wine, sitting outside by their {beautiful} outdoor fireplace, catching up on life and of course, enjoying a delicious meal, including roasted asparagus from the Farmers Market. Unfortunately, I couldn’t experience the Farmers Market, which I heard was incredible. Again, next time.

Eatin’ our greens, even on our so-called vacation. One of my favorites, roasted asparagus. Mmmm!!

Health benefits

  1. Packed Antioxidants
  2. Loaded with nutrients – Folic Acid, potassium, vitamin K, etc.
  3. Fiber!
  4. Helps to detoxify your body
Roasted Asparagus Recipe


  • Asparagus
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt


Preheat 400 degrees F. Use convection is possible.

Wash and trim ends of asparagus. Make sure the asparagus are dry before tossing with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt – pepper, optional. If they have skinny spears, bake for 5 minutes or 10 if the spears are large – on convection. If it’s not convection, bake 10-12 minutes (skinny) and 15-18 minutes (large).

Remove and enjoy!

Serve with fish, chicken, steak, risotto or a favorite – eat with a fried egg!


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  • katy

    i hate asparagus. i can’t even look at the pics.

    i have to go pick up some little bundt cakes from a shop near you over memorial weekend. do you know that shop? anyway, it would be fun to grab some coffee (or water?) at the starbucks. i think all of this is by a safeway near the cemetary. do you know what i’m talking about? i will find out more info about when and let you know.

  • heather

    I always enjoy when people talk not only about how great fresh produce is, but also how great it is for you. Maybe it’s the Dietitian in me, who knows. Regardless, asparagus in season is a true delight — fresh, roasted, grilled… Roasted with a poached egg between two slices of bread is something I look forward to every year!



  • Serena

    Hello, I recently discovered your blog (I like it very much!) I love asparagus, lovely recipes!

  • Ridgely’s Radar

    The pictures evoke the mood and feeling of your weekend – i would like to step right in with you! The wine by the fire – the Asparagus – wonderful!