Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This baked asparagus side dish is so easy to make, yet it provides a variation to the usual vegetables. Try different varieties of olive oil, such as roasted garlic, or basil olive oil. I have also added garlic (fresh, minced in jar or garlic powder). I often use this method to cook broccoli florets with delicious results.


  1. Break off ends of asparagus stalks.
  2. Put in baking pan or dish.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus (amount to liking).
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spritz it with fresh lemon juice.
  6. Finally, sprinkle sesame seeds on top of asparagus.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for (about 12 minutes-depending on thickness of stalk) or until fork tender.
  8. Serve with lemon wedges.
Most Helpful

This is really delicious and sooo simple. I just tossed the asparagus with the olive oil and fresh lemon juice and then sprinkled on the sesame seeds. I used more sesame seeds than the recipe called for because I love them. Great combination of lemony asparagus with a little crunch. This will be a regular at our house!

SuzieQue April 21, 2002

What a simple and utterly delicious treat! Made exactly as directed for excellent results. Thanks for this one, Leilani! Will definately be making again! :)

Bev July 23, 2002

Another excellent way to cook asparagus which is fast becoming one of my favourite veggies. I had very small asparagus and they were just done to perfection at 12 minutes. We do like our vegetables a bit crisp but I think the larger asparagus would possibly take another minute or two.

Darlene10 March 17, 2003