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Simple Roasted Asparagus with Apple & Onion

This simple vegan and gluten-free recipe mixes the earthy taste of asparagus with the sweet flavors of apple and onion. Serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Veggie Primer


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 large organic apple I use Gala
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 lemon


  • Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
  • Add 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil to 9x13 baking dish and spread with a paper towel to coat the inside of the dish.
  • Chop asparagus into 2 inch pieces and add to baking dish. (Discard tough white ends.)
  • Chop onion into large chunks and add to baking dish.
  • Core apple, chop into chunks and add to baking dish. (No need to peel unless it’s not organic.)
  • Drizzle 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil over chopped veggies.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and ground black pepper to taste. (I use about 1/4 teaspoon each.)
  • Use a spatula to stir the chopped veggies until lightly coated with oil.
  • Place baking dish in oven and roast until veggies reach desired tenderness. (About 20 - 30 minutes - stirring every 10 minutes.)
  • Squeeze 1/4 fresh lemon over veggies and stir to mix.