This roasted lemon Parmesan asparagus recipe is perfect low carb side dish for Spring. An easy, tasty and healthy side dish with only 2.4g net carbs per serving!
You might also like this wrapped asparagus with goat cheese!
I really like asparagus as does my hubby. Now that asparagus is in season I thought I’d make something a little different for us as a side dish. Usually we just steam them and add a little bit of butter. However today we are roasting them with lemon, garlic and grated cheese to make this easy roasted lemon Parmesan asparagus side dish. Even Max liked this one. Then again it’s a vegetable with cheese so he was bound to like it. 😉
A Great Low Carb Side Dish
Asparagus in general is a good low carb vegetable and has such great taste. 1 cup has only 32 cals and 0.6g net carbs! It’s high in vitamin K, it’s a natural diuretic and a great source of fiber. Learn more about the benefits of asparagus here.
As I mentioned above we like it just steamed with a bit of butter. However roasting it gives it a depth of flavor and the Parmesan cheese adds a savory, crunchy coating. The lemon zest just brightens the whole dish!
Other Low Carb Asparagus Recipes
Lemon Parmesan Asparagus Recipe
To make this dish, just clean your asparagus and cut off the woody ends. Then place them on your cookie sheet and drizzle oil, cheese, zest and garlic. I used my hands to make sure the spears were well coated and then sprinkled a bit more cheese on top. Pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes and out comes some lovely, lemony and cheesy asparagus spears.
So if you are like me and normally eat steamed asparagus, give this one a try. It’s so easy and I love that it’s low carb. I’m sure your family will love it. Enjoy! The nutrition for 1 serving is:
100 cals / 7.9g fat / 4.8g carbs / 2.4g fiber / 4g protein = 2.4g net carbs
Lemon Parmesan Asparagus (low carb side dish)
This lemon Parmesan asparagus recipe is perfect for Spring. An easy, tasty, healthy side dish with only 2.4g net carbs per serving!
- 1 lb asparagus
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- zest of one lemon
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a cookie sheet with cooking oil.
Clean your asparagus and cut off the woodsy ends.
Add your asparagus, olive oil, garlic, zest and 2 Tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese.
Mix with your hands to make sure the asparagus is covered with the cheese mixture.
Sprinkle remaining 1 Tablespoon of cheese.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of you asparagus.