Roasted Asparagus With Almonds

A simple side dish of roasted asparagus with almonds, tossed in a garlic buttery sauce, and then finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. 

Roasted Asparagus With Almonds

This has to be one of my favorite ways to cook asparagus…who else enjoys putting almonds on their asparagus? It’s soooooo yummy! I think asparagus is my best-loved vegetable. Yes, I know you can simply roast asparagus in olive oil, salt, and pepper and you have a tasty side dish, but who wants to always cook it that way when everyone and their grandma make it like that? It is nice to jazz it up sometimes for a change, but still keeping it simple. Asparagus does not need a lot done to it for it to taste delicious.

I have been trying to get my son to eat asparagus, but he has been saying no to all veggies for last couple of weeks now. I am happy to say that he actually ate some of this asparagus. Of course, I was shocked! I mean it is delicious, but he has been extremely picky lately so I was a bit astonished.

This will also make an excellent side dish for Easter dinner that is about one week away. I have a couple more yummy side dishes that are awesome for Easter, these will be posted on my blog in the next upcoming week. So be on the lookout for more tasty side dish recipes that are all amazing for Easter dinner. 🙂

Roasted Asparagus With Almonds

This recipe serves two people perfectly. If you are cooking for a large crowd adjust recipe ingredients. Always remember to never crowd the baking pan while roasting asparagus.

A simple side dish of roasted asparagus with almonds, tossed in a garlic buttery sauce, and then finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

A simple side dish of roasted asparagus with almonds, tossed in a garlic buttery sauce, and then finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Perfectly serves two people.

Roasted Asparagus With Almonds

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 14 thick asparagus spears
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • lemon, for squeezing fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse asparagus and cut off ends. Place asparagus on a baking tray.
  2. In a small bowl mix together minced garlic, olive oil, butter, dried parsley, and almonds. (I usually melt the butter in the same bowl with the other ingredients.) Stir well.
  3. Pour mixture over asparagus and toss well to make sure asparagus is covered evenly. Then generously sprinkle with coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until cooked. When finished squeeze fresh lemon juice over asparagus.


  1. I love asparagus too!! I’ve never tried adding almonds though. I bet the crunchiness is great with the asparagus.

  2. Hey Amanda! Just ADORED this pic on your Instagram feed (also that gorgeous Sweet Potato Casserole dish!). It’s so admirable that you got your little one to eat some veggies! I have a young nephew that bats away almost any veggies he sees. Meanwhile, how lucky is your son to have a fabulous cook for a mom? <3 Also, love that you added almonds for that special touch. 🙂 So nice to meet you, Amanda! I'm off to pin this. 🙂

    • yuminyourtum

      Hey Demeter! awe,THANK YOU! I was only able to get a couple of good shots of this dish, because while I was taking the photos a bumble bee kept approaching my food (I’m terrified of bees, lol). Yes! and I managed to get my little one to eat these asparagus, although he surprisingly wouldn’t eat the sweet potato casserole. I don’t understand his taste-buds, lol! and thank you, I hope one day he learns to appreciate it all. 🙂 Glad we can connect on here, and I LOVE your Best Vegan Brownies! I pinned that recipe 🙂 Keep posting more delicious baked goods and stay in touch xx

  3. Amazing post! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. The hubster and I are totally guilty of eating roasted asparagus straight from the roasting pan and calling it dinner, so you can bet I am loving this asparagus! The garlic butter sauce and almonds sounds perfect! Cheers and thanks for sharing the YUM!

    • yuminyourtum

      Thank you Cheyanne! I am guilty of eating roasted asparagus straight out of the pan as well, it will always be my top favorite! 🙂

  5. This recipe looks delicious…the perfect side. So awesome that your son enjoyed this!! Loving the almonds. I have a HUGE bag of asparagus in my fridge and this would be a perfect way to use some! Happy Easter! Pinned!

    • yuminyourtum

      Thank you Dawn! Yes, my picky eater of a son surprisingly enjoyed this :). He didn’t get any of the almonds though. I hope you get the chance to try this out using some of your asparagus. Happy Easter! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  6. Ya know, I’ve never tried putting almonds on asparagus, but now I can’t wait to! Asparagus is one of my favorites too and the absolute FIRST food that comes to mind when I think spring. When picky kiddos are into a veggie, you KNOW it’s got to be good! That garlic butter sounds perfect 🙂

    • yuminyourtum

      Thank you Stephanie, The almonds on the asparagus taste wonderful, especially mixed in with the garlic. Heaven!
      I cook a lot of asparagus during the spring, so I am glad my picky toddler enjoyed this! This one is definitely a hit! 🙂

  7. I will definitely be trying this! It looks so fresh and yummy!

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