Roasted Asparagus with Red Onions and Garlic

Vegetables.  As promised.

Look at these little lovelies!

I’m one of those people who enjoys eating vegetables but I’m not a fanatic.  Every January I roll out my typical “eat more vegetables” “get healthy” yada, yada, yada then life kinda gets in the way because I let it and my first thought when I’m running out the door is not “I should grab a carrot.”

I also don’t think to grab a stalk of asparagus when in a rush out the door but when I am in a rush to get dinner on the table it’s on my list of fast and easy side dishes.  When I see the cost drop at the grocery store I am ready!

If you’ve never worked with asparagus it is very simple.  I think I said that already.  My cold medicine must be kicking in.

Pick asparagus that has a uniform color and the tips are closed and kinda fluffy.  You can tell from mine that they spent a couple days in the refrigerator before I cooked them so the color started to fade a bit.  To trim the asparagus pick one up and snap the end off.  I let that gauge where I trim the others with my chefs knife.

You can steam it, saute it, and, my personal favorite, roast it.


  1. We have had roasted asparagus at least three times over the last 10 days. Love the addition of red onions!

  2. I think asparagus tastes the best when it’s prepared simply like this 🙂 Looks delicious!

  3. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    We love asparagus and I love how your addition of red onions! Definite must try when I make these next time!

  4. Mmmm I love asparagus, and what a delicious way to prepare it!

  5. Yay for veggies, love that you roasted the onions too!


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