Baked Asparagus with Lemon Bread Crumbs
Serving Size / Yield
- cooking spray
- 8 oz. fresh asparagus, woody stems snapped off and discarded
- 1 1/2 Tbs. fine fresh bread crumbs
- 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
- 1/2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- freshly ground pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 450 F. Lightly coat a shallow nonstick baking pan with cooking spray.
Place the asparagus in a single layer in the pan. Turn each spear to coat all sides with cooking spray. Bake until tender but still crisp, 8 to 10 minutes, turning each spear once.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients and toast on a small baking sheet for 1 to 2 minutes in a toaster oven (or 375 F. oven) until golden brown. Stir once to ensure even toasting.
Place baked asparagus on a serving plate and sprinkle with lemon bread crumbs.