May 3, 2014 13

Chili + Lime Roasted Asparagus


Come spring, I could literally eat my body weight in asparagus each day. And without trying too hard I’m pretty sure I fulfill that desire. I would be perfectly happy devouring a plate of roasted asparagus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And that’s not an exaggeration.

Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and though I don’t think I’ve celebrated this holiday since college, all these wonderful Mexican-themed dishes with Latin infused flavors I’m seeing circulating through the interwebs have me inspired.

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I introduce to you, my Chili + Lime Roasted Asparagus, also known as my latest craze, also known as my current breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chili + Lime Roasted Asparagus

Takes 20 minutes to make + serves two hefty asparagus portions.


  • 1 large bunch of asparagus, approximately 40 thin stalks
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • zest from 1 fresh lime

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Wash and cut the ends off the asparagus. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the asparagus with the oil, chili powder, lime juice and sea salt. Lay flat and roast for 15 minutes, flip halfway through.

Pull the asparagus out of the oven and sprinkle with fresh lime zest; serve hot or cold.

13 Responses to "Chili + Lime Roasted Asparagus"

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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen

    May 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Beautiful!!! I am also obsessed with asparagus! I love the green ones more than white and I have seen purple ones floating around the stores that I may try.

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      May 2, 2014 at 12:44 PM

      Thanks so much Samantha :)) And yes I am seriously obsessed with it right now, I mean it’s so delicious in the spring, it’s hard not to be! Thanks for stopping by. I have my eye on that purple asparagus, I must find it.


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    Kristine-Real Food Girl: Unmodified

    May 6, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    OH MY LANTA! This looks SO good. I usually just add bacon, because, well, it’s bacon! But this sounds so tasty!! Thank you for sharing another great way to eat asparagus. Or as my grandson calls it “AsperGus”.

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    May 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    I love asparagus and thanks for such a simple yet tasty recipe!

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    June 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    I love asparagus and since my patch keeps producing more each
    year, I’m always looking for a new recipe.

    This looks yummy.

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    June 28, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    your recipes and photos are absolutely stunning! (and i read/pin a lot of food images.) bravo! love so many i’ve tried after being drawn in by the pictures.

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      June 30, 2014 at 7:13 PM

      Wow thanks so much for your comment Betsy, it totally made my day :))


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    Bill Leeker (Frankie Bones)

    August 23, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    I’ve had my eye on this one for a while Sherrie. I made it tonight, but had to change it up a bit. I added cilantro and cooked in foil on the grill. AMAZING! Thanks for the recipe.

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      August 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM

      Ahhh this is awesome Frankie!! I LOVE that you’re reading my blog and I love that you’re making my recipes, this message made me so happy. You are so welcome!! XO SHERRIE

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    aida mollenkamp

    March 26, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    I’m with you! I eat so much asparagus that I can’t stand it by the end of the season! ;)

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    December 28, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Nice asparagus recipe thanks for sharing.

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    February 6, 2017 at 9:03 AM

    I am making chili lime chicken skewers and cilantro rice for dinner tonight and I happen to have some asparagus in my fridge that needs to get eaten. So I thought, what the heck, I’ll see if anything pops up for ‘Mexican asparagus’. Shockingly this did. Can’t wait to try it!

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