Garlic-Parmesan Asparagus

A guy friend of mine asked me what my favorite vegetable was. “Asparagus,” I said. He replied, “But asparagus makes your pee smell.” I hadn’t noticed that before. (It’s not really offensive, so don’t worry!) This is my favorite always-a-hit asparagus dish. It’s super simple, will help you fill your daily vegetable quota, and will definitely turn you on to the green veggie if you didn’t like it already. Trust.


1 bunch asparagus

2 T fresh parsley

1 lemon

4 cloves chopped garlic

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Olive oil, salt & pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a cookie sheet or aluminum tray with cooking spray. Trim asparagus ends and place the stalks side by side on the tray, single layer.

2.Cut the lemon and squeeze the juice over the stalks, distributing evenly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle over the cheese and parsley. Top with the chopped garlic.

3. Pop in the oven for 25 minutes. Voila! Your new favorite side dish.

* Quick Kitchen Tip: To remove the smell of garlic from your hands, rub your hands up and down a metal faucet while running cold water over them. As crazy as this sounds, it works!

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