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Chili lime oven roasted asparagus – so simple to make with an incredible flavor!

Chili Lime Asparagus


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.

Oven Roasted Asparagus


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!

Roasted Asparagus


What ingredients do I need to make Chili Lime Oven Roasted Asparagus?

  • asparagus
  • salt
  • lime zest
  • chili powder
  • lime juice
  • olive oil

How to make oven baked asparagus?

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Toss asparagus with olive oil, chili powder, lime juice and salt. Transfer to the baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Serve.

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?

  1. Rinse asparagus spears with cold water.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Chili Lime Oven Roasted Asparagus

By Recipe From:With Food And Love
Easy and Fresh Chili Lime Oven Roasted Asparagus, Perfect fro a summer side dish
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 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.



Calories: 55kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 158mg, Potassium: 242mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1055IU, Vitamin C: 6.4mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: side
Cuisine: American
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  1. Love asparagus! Usually leave it simple with salt, pepper and olive oil but chilli and lime sound like awesome additions 😀

  2. You dressed up this asparagus in some beautiful and unique flavors, I would eat it like that on a daily basis!

  3. 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!

  4. I have a bunch of asparagus that needs to be cooked immediately. I’m going to try this spicy version tonight. Thanks Mira!

  5. Mmmmmm, these roasted asparagus looks divine, Mira! Absolutely loving these and pictures are so crisp and vibrant! 🙂

  6. Yum! I love this combo with asparagus, a little heat and acidity. Perfect! Thanks for a great spring/summer dish 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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!