Roasted Asparagus with Blood Orange

asparagus-with-bloodorangeThanks to New Girl I can no longer see, think, or say the word “asparagus” without Shmidty’s voice in my head. ASPARAGUS! I’m not sure I can even pronounce it like a normal person anymore.

Regardless, asparagus and blood oranges are a winning combination. The flavors compliment each other perfectly, with the sweet citrus brightening up the dish. And since I’m pretty sure this took me less than five minutes of hands-on prep (washing and trimming) it’s a great weeknight side.

Roasted Asparagus with Blood Orange
1 bunch fresh asparagus
1 blood orange
Drizzle of olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Wash and trim asparagus spears. Then peel and cut the blood orange into chunks.
  2. Add asparagus to pan then drizzle with olive oil and lightly toss to coat.
  3. Add to oven and let roast for 15-20 minutes, or until sizzling and slightly browned.
  4. Remove from oven and immediately add blood orange chunks to asparagus, squeezing one or two slices on top to drizzle the spears with juice.
  5. The heat will warm the blood oranges and release their sweet acidity. Serve immediately, although it does keep well for next day’s lunch.

4 Responses to Roasted Asparagus with Blood Orange

  1. Hey lovely, thanks for finding me on Twitter – your blog is awesome and I can see I’ll be spending a lot of time on! Thought the blood oranges were sundried tomatoes at first glance. The flavour combo sounds fab, will definitely have to try it. xx

  2. I am obsessed with New Girl and love Shmidt. I feel like I quote him everyday. Especially his “all day”. haha

    This recipe also looks amazing. I’ll be trying it out tomorrow since I have all the ingredients already!

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