Easy Roasted Asparagus with Dijon Dill Sauce

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Tender-crisp roasted asparagus with a buttery, garlicky dijon dill sauce is a flavorful side dish that's easy to make in just 15 minutes and great for spring. (gluten-free)


  • 2 lb asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • coarse sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh dill (or 1/2 tsp dried)


  1. Turn oven to broil.
  2. Place a asparagus on a baking sheet in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Give the pan a shake to distribute the oil.
  3. Broil 5-7 minutes or until bright green and ends are just starting to char. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn.
  4. Heat butter in a small saucepan. Add garlic and cook over low heat for 1 minute.
  5. Whisk in dijon, lemon juice and dill. Cook until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  6. Plate asparagus and top with dijon sauce. Serve immediately.


  • Skinnier asparagus will take less time to cook than thicker asparagus.
  • I love how tangy the dijon makes this sauce. If you want a less strong dijon taste, add an extra tablespoon of butter, or reduce the dijon to 1 tablespoon.
  • The sauce can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for a day or two in an airtight container. Heat it gently on the stove before serving.
  • If cooked too long, the sauce may appear to separate. Just give it another stir to combine it again.

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