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Simple Roasted Chili Lime Asparagus

A naturally, gluten-free chili lime asparagus side dish.
Simple Roasted Chili Lime Asparagus | Simple, roasted chili lime asparagus is a perfect, vegan and naturally gluten-free spring side dish. Or enjoy chili lime asparagus on the grill.


A time to celebrate all things rebirth and renewal.

And all things green and fresh and vibrant.

And, all thing asparagus.

Asparagus peaks from early April to late June. And there are a lot of reasons to take advantage of this springtime crop. It is packed with good-for-you vitamins and minerals like A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein and fiber. Asparagus is low in calories and low in fat. But! High in fiber. So load up on it and it will leave you feeling light yet full and satisfying.

Asparagus keeps your urinary tract happy.

It’s full of antioxidants, especially the purple variety.

It may help your hangover.

And, it beats that bloat.

This chili lime asparagus is simple and fresh. And comes together with minimal ingredients, time and energy. Chances are you can make this with the pantry staples you have on hand. If you have chili powder, olive oil, salt, pepper and lime on hand – you are good to go.

Simple Roasted Chili Lime Asparagus | Simple, roasted chili lime asparagus is a perfect, vegan and naturally gluten-free spring side dish. Or enjoy chili lime asparagus on the grill.

Simple Roasted Chili Lime Asparagus

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Serves 2 - 4 servings

Fresh lime juice and zest makes this dish, there is no substitute.


  • 2 pounds asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash the asparagus and trim the ends. In a small bowl combine the olive oil, chili powder, lime juice, zest and salt. Whisk until well-combined.
  3. Spread the asparagus on the parchment paper and drizzle on lime juice mixture. Toss the asparagus lightly and organize the spears to lay them flat.
  4. Roast for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. Serve the asparagus hot out of the oven.


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8 Responses to "Simple Roasted Chili Lime Asparagus"

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    May 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Beautiful! I am 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 6, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    This looks so good. I usually just add bacon to asparagus, 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!

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    August 23, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    I’ve had my eye on this one for a while, Sherrie. I made it tonight – I added cilantro and cooked in foil on the grill. Amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

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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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