Baked Asparagus with Lemon Bread Crumbs

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Baked asparagus is so flavorful on it's own, but when mixed with lemon bread crumbs becomes heavenly!

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Serving Size / Yield

2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

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Directions

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.

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