Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Dijon Sauce

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Asparagus is cheaper now because its spring, that’s why we’ve been having more asparagus lately. I like asparagus, and I’ve recently turned Jason into an asparagus eater too. Some people say asparagus makes your pee smell bad (read discovery article on that) but I don’t think it happens to me, or my pee smells bad to begin with. Just a little tidbit of science!


  • 1 bundle asparagus (about 1 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard (I didn’t have dijon, so I used yellow mustard)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

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To make the lemon-dijon sauce, combine the juice of lemon, brown sugar, mustard and salt and pepper. Mix until everything is combined.

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Peel the bottom 2 inches of the asparagus with a vegetable peeler.

Lay the asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over the asparagus. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bake in the oven at 425 for 10 to 12 minutes.

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When ready to serve, pour the lemon-mustard sauce over the asparagus.



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