Chili Lime Oven Roasted Asparagus
Chili lime oven roasted asparagus – so simple to make with an incredible flavor!
Let me introduce you to my new favorite way to season asparagus.
Chili powder and lime juice turns to be a perfect combination for asparagus, with a little kick and a lot of freshness. Serve them as side dishes, in salads or sandwiches. You can also grill asparagus, but I roasted them in the oven this time. So quick and easy to prepare, prefect for summer.
I’ve been making a lot of easy side dishes lately and decided to post some of them. Easy meaning not a lot of cooking requires.
Nothing fancy here, everything you need for this recipe, you most likely already have.
And you know what? My pictures don’t do these enough justice!
Hope you get to try them, if you are a fan of the flavor combo!
What ingredients do I need to make Chili Lime Oven Roasted Asparagus?
- lime zest
- chili powder
- lime juice
- olive oil
How to make oven baked asparagus?
Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
Toss asparagus with olive oil, chili powder, lime juice and salt. Transfer to the baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes.
What temperature to roast asparagus in the oven at?
You can roast asparagus in the oven at 425-450 F. The higher the temperature the better. It takes anywhere between 15 and 25 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the asparagus, type of baking dish and oven.
How long to roast asparagus in the oven for at 450 F?
Roast thin to medium thick asparagus for 15-20 minutes at 450F. For thicker asparagus, roast for 5-7 minutes longer.
Can you eat (serve ) asparagus cold?
Yes, asparagus can be consumed raw and thinner, crisp asparagus work better. They are often marinated cold or served with dressings. You can check out this Miso Salmon With Cold Marinated Asparagus Recipe, if you’d like to try this technique.
How to prepare asparagus for roasting?
- Rinse asparagus spears with cold water.
- Snap off the bottom inch or so using your fingers; the stems will naturally break where the tough woody part ends and the tender stem begins.
- Dry the spears with paper towels
How to pick the perfect Asparagus for Roasting? Are thinner asparagus better than thick?
Always pick asparagus that are nice, bright green color with violet tingled spears and firm stems. The tips should be closed and not mushy. When the bunch is squeezed, it should squeak.
And a very important question – are thinner asparagus better than thick? The answer is controversial – it appears that thicker asparagus may be better that thinner, gourmet asparagus.
I recently read this article about asparagus and I agree with everything said. It states that spears that are larger than a half-inch in diameter are more tender and higher in soluble fiber and vitamins than the thinner spears.
I often get asparagus from Costco and they carry thicker asparagus. In fact they are quite tender and taste great when oven bakes. I also like to peel the back ends of the stems, which is optional and quite unnecessary when your asparagus are tender.
More Asparagus Recipes:
- Roasted Cauliflower And Asparagus Soup
- Asparagus, Mushroom and Mozzarella Frittata
- Easy Cheesy Asparagus
- Grilled Asparagus With Apricots and Balsamic Glaze
What to serve these Chili Lime Oven Roasted Asparagus With?
- Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe
- Baked Bone-In Pork Chops
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs
- Baked Chicken Legs (Drumsticks)
Chili Lime Oven Roasted Asparagus
- 1 bunch of approximately 20 thick asparagus — , washed, trimmed and peeled
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp chili powder
- juice from one lime
- 1/4 tsp salt
- zest from 1 lime
Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Toss asparagus with olive oil, chili powder, lime juice and salt. Place on baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes.
Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with lime zest. Serve.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 55, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 158mg, Potassium: 242mg, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 1055%, Vitamin C: 6.4%, Calcium: 27%, Iron: 2.5%
More Asparagus Recipes:
Sriracha Almond Crusted Shrimp Salad
Buckwheat With Mushrooms And Asparagus
Asparagus is my favorite veggie to roast! I love how easy it is and the flavor combinations are endless! This version sounds delicious, Mira. Love the spices! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Gayle!
I just realized I don’t eat enough asparagus! This will make a lovely side dish for so many summer meals!!
Hope you like these Annie!
LOVE this! I’m betting this flavor combo would be great on any roasted veggie…definitely going to have to try it!
I agree Joanne! I’m trying this on grilled zucchini today 🙂
Mira gorgeous!!! I just made sweet potatoes like this on the grill last night!!! I will def have to try it with the lime and chilli next week on my favorite asparagus!!! LOVE IT!
Thanks Mila! I do have to try the sweet potatoes 🙂
Roasting and grilling is the only way I enjoy asparagus, but the chili and lime is a game changer. I have to try this.
hope you like these 🙂
This looks amazing! Love the chili lime combo- pinned 🙂
I could eat oven roasted asparagus all day! The chili lime flavor sounds like the perfect way to jazz it up a bit. I’m super excited about this one!
Hope you like these Jen! 🙂
You’ve convinced me, Mira! Delicious flavors and of course, asparagus! Thank you for this my dear!
Glad you like these Traci!
Yum! We are big asparagus eaters, so a new recipe is always great. Chili lime sounds amazing…I can’t wait to try this.
Hey Cindy, I think you are going to like these!
Yum! This looks so good! I haven’t had asparagus in awhile but I might have to try soon 🙂
Hope you like these!
Love asparagus! Usually leave it simple with salt, pepper and olive oil but chilli and lime sound like awesome additions 😀
You dressed up this asparagus in some beautiful and unique flavors, I would eat it like that on a daily basis!
Mmmm, this sounds so fresh and flavoursome! I looove cooking with chill, but I’ve never tried it with asparagus and lime before. What a delicious idea!
I have a bunch of asparagus that needs to be cooked immediately. I’m going to try this spicy version tonight. Thanks Mira!
Mira I love love roasted asparagus but never tried this way!! Sounds so delicious!
Mmmmmm, these roasted asparagus looks divine, Mira! Absolutely loving these and pictures are so crisp and vibrant! 🙂
Yum! I love this combo with asparagus, a little heat and acidity. Perfect! Thanks for a great spring/summer dish 🙂
OK, I have a big bunch of asparagus in the fridge I was planning to have with dinner tonight. THIS is how I’m preparing it!
Home you like the flavors Nagi 🙂
Roasting is pretty much the only way that I cook asparagus now…I love how it caramelizes and how the flavors are so concentrated by roasting. This chili lime seasoning looks perrrfect for this dish too! Pinned, and thanks!