Easy Oven Broiled Asparagus

broiled asparagus on a white plate.

If you're looking for a healthy, quick and easy weeknight veggie, this oven broiled asparagus with garlic is it! Just a few simple ingredients and 10 minutes is all it takes for delicious asparagus that are perfectly cooked. (gluten-free, vegan)


  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 lb)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Olive oil


  1. Place oven rack about 4 inches from broiler.
  2. Wash and trim thick, woody ends from asparagus. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet (lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat for easier cleanup).
  3. Spread garlic evenly over asparagus. Sprinkle generously with coarse sea salt and black pepper. Squeeze lemon evenly over asparagus and drizzle with olive oil. Give the pan a little shake from side to side to coat the asparagus.
  4. Broil on high for 5-10 minutes, or until asparagus has turned bright green and starts to get golden on the top. Watch carefully so that they do not burn.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve.


  • This recipe is very forgiving as far as measurements go, so don't worry about getting them exact. Just make as much asparagus as your family will eat. I usually cook one bundle (that comes in the rubber bands from the store).
  • The amount of time it takes so cook will vary depending on your oven, how far the rack is from the broiler, and the size of the asparagus, so make sure you watch it while it's cooking. It can go from perfect to burnt quickly!
  • If you want to keep things really simple, leave out the lemon juice and garlic and just go with salt, pepper and olive oil. Or use garlic powder or any other seasonings you like.

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