Getting kids to eat their vegetables can be quite the challenge, especially if those vegetables are green and have a strange name like asparagus! Okay, I admit it, its not only children that may turn their noses up to asparagus, I did it too. Until, that is, my husband asked me to make him some for dinner one night. So I surfed around a few recipe sites, getting some ideas, and eventually I decided to make a combination of two simple recipes I had found. The recipe doesn’t call for many ingredients, nor does it take much time. Of course, I wasn’t planning on eating any myself, but after much cajoling, I gave in a took a bite of the dreaded asparagus. To my absolute amazement – not to toot my own horn – but, wow, it was pretty darn good!
Enjoy this recipe for Baked Asparagus, and hopefully, your anti-green-vegetable children (or adults) will like it as well!
10 fresh asparagus spears
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400°.
Begin by cutting the asparagus into halves or thirds.
Place the spears into a large bowl, and drizzle the olive oil over them.
Add the minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
Then toss until the spears are completely coated.
Spread them out in either a glass baking dish or on a baking sheet covered with foil.
Bake in preheated over for six minutes, turn the spears and continue baking for an additional six minutes or until spears are tender.
Serve and enjoy!
Still don’t think they will eat it? Try adding some fresh shredded Parmesan cheese! About 2 to 3 minutes before the asparagus is done, sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan cheese over the top of the spears, then return to the oven.
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