Roasted asparagus is an easy and healthy side dish that pairs well with a variety of meals. This recipe takes it to the next level by adding a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze, zesty lemon, and nutty Parmesan cheese. The combination of flavors is sure to impress!


  • 1 bunch of asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place asparagus on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  4. Drizzle the balsamic mixture over the asparagus and toss to coat.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Roast the asparagus in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with lemon zest, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve immediately.


  • To trim woody ends of asparagus, simply bend the bottom of the spear until it snaps. Discard the tough end and use the remaining tender portion.
  • Try adding some sliced garlic or red pepper flakes to the balsamic mixture for added flavor.
  • This recipe is also delicious with a sprinkle of toasted almond slices or pine nuts.


This balsamic roasted asparagus recipe is a tasty and healthy side dish that's easy to make. The sweet and tangy balsamic glaze, zesty lemon, and nutty Parmesan cheese make this dish a flavorful addition to any meal. Give it a try and enjoy!

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