Asparagus has been prized as an epicurean delight and for its medicinal properties for almost 2000 years. Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, vitamin B2, vitamin C and vitamin E and is a good source of fiber.
This Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Mushrooms side dish has been a favorite in our family for years. It's so easy to prepare and should be served immediately.
1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, quartered
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp olive oil
sea salt and pepper to taste
1) Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly butter a cookie sheet.
2) Place the asparagus and mushrooms in a bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, then add the garlic, season with salt and pepper, toss well.
3) Lay the seasoned asparagus and mushrooms out on the prepared pan in an even layer. Roast in the oven until the asparagus is tender, about 15 minutes.