Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus ๐Ÿ‹ gluten free & keto

Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus ๐Ÿ‹ gluten free & keto
Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus ๐Ÿ‹ gluten free & keto

Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagusย ๐Ÿ‹

One heck of an entree

We’re big fans of pretty much any roasted veggie out there, but roasted asparagus might just be at the top of the list. Plus, it just so happens to be an ideal veggie when doing keto.

And if lemon and real Parmesan (i.e. Parmigiano Reggiano) are involved, it’s definitely the crรจme de la crรจme.

It might seem simple, but therein lies it’s beauty.

A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a touch of garlic, a decent helping of Parmesan, and one lemon for a touch of freshness. Briefly roasted until tender and ultra-tasty.

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Wanna perk it up even more? Serve it with our lemon ricotta dip for that extra beat.

Asparagus & Keto

The qualities of asparagus on a ketogenic diet extend beyond it being a low carb veggie. Which it is, very low carb. Think just 2g net carbs per 100g (which equates to roughly 7 medium spears).

But let’s dig a little deeper. Asparagus doesn’t just have a lot of fiber, it has prebiotic fiber. Which is indispensable in keeping your gut bacteria happy, and hence for allowing the right conditions to a healthy gut.

And given that low carb diets have been shown to significantly alter the balance of gram negative and positive bacteria, you very much want to be getting in the right kinds of fiber that the right kind of bacteria will want to feed on.

Plus, asparagus is also rich in an amino acid called asparagine. Which does great things for your kidneys, helping them flush out excess minerals such as calcium. And if you’ve heard that a ketogenic diet may lead to kidney stones in the long term ( i.e.ย calcium, oxalate and uric acid crystals), then it absolutely makes sense to up your consumption of asparagine-rich veggies such as asparagus to give your kidneys a hand.

Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus ๐Ÿ‹ gluten free & keto
Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus ๐Ÿ‹ gluten free & keto
Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus ๐Ÿ‹ gluten free & keto
Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus ๐Ÿ‹ gluten free & keto
Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus ? gluten free & keto

Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus ?

Course: Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Ketogenic, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 113 kcal

This lemon & Parmesan roasted asparagus is a ridiculously simple, yet beautiful entry. Asparagus have never tasted quite as good. 

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Ingredients

  • 400 g asparagus trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic ran through a press
  • 25 g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon very thinly sliced
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Parmesan thinly sliced to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ยฐF/200ยฐC.
  2. Place trimmed asparagus in a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and rub with garlic. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, arrange lemon slices on top, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. 

  3. Roast for 20 minutes and serve straight away with more Parmesan, to taste. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus ?
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Potassium 202mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 16.2%
Vitamin C 6.8%
Calcium 9.3%
Iron 12.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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