Asparagus with Lemon and Feta - A super simple and flavorful side dish that takes just minutes to prepare!

We’re wrapping up the week with our recipe for Asparagus with Lemon and Feta – a perfect side dish to serve as part of a special Easter dinner or Mother’s Day brunch!

This is another simple and super flavorful dish – and the fresh lemon and feta flavors combined with asparagus are a wonderful pairing to serve with our Perfect Holiday Ham and our Herbed Boiled Potatoes.

Asparagus with Lemon and Feta - A super simple and flavorful side dish that takes just minutes to prepare!

This recipe takes just minutes to prepare in the oven – this asparagus with lemon and feta can roast while your ham is resting after it comes out of the oven. By the time you’re ready to carve the ham – this easy side dish is ready to be served!

This Asparagus with Lemon and Feta is equally delicious served warm out of the oven or served at room temperature. And if you happen to have any leftovers – it’s also delicious added to a salad!

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Asparagus with Lemon and Feta

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 grinds freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced (about ½ tablespoon)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Additional lemon zest for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Rinse and drain asparagus, then snap off the tough bottom ends. Blot dry with paper towels.
  3. Place the asparagus spears in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Drizzle the olive oil over the spears, then sprinkle the salt, pepper, minced garlic and lemon zest over the asparagus. Using your hands, toss lightly to evenly coat, then spread the asparagus in a single layer in the dish.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes (a few minutes less if your asparagus is skinny, a few minutes more if your asparagus is fat) until the asparagus is just tender (it will continue to cook as it cools). Sprinkle the feta over the asparagus and allow to slightly melt in the baking dish for a few minutes.
  5. Remove to a serving platter and serve immediately or at room temperature. Additional lemon zest can be added for garnish if you’d like.

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  • Faith (An Edible Mosaic) wrote:

    I love that this is so elegant, yet comes together so quickly! It’s definitely perfect for an Easter side!

  • Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom wrote:

    This is just perfection. My kids are going to love this version of asparagus as they are both huge fans of feta and lemon.

  • Laura ~ Raise Your Garden wrote:

    I just feel like it’s not Easter without asparagus (and ham of course). Love the idea of using feta. It’s funny that my kids will eat asparagus because of Junior Asparagus in Veggie Tales, and oh, how they love veggie tales! Looks like you have the Easter meal planned (and wow, is Easter just around the corner!!)

    • Martha wrote:

      My daughter (even at age 8) still loves Veggie Tales – and as an adult, I love the subtle humor too! Have a great weekend Laura!

  • Melanie wrote:

    This is the perfect Easter dish. Bright and flavorful. Love it!

  • Tonia from TheGunnySack wrote:

    This would be perfect for Easter and so easy to make!

  • Laura wrote:

    I make a similar dish where I roast asparagus and green onions with slices of lemon on top of them–I am totally going to try adding feta next time! Thanks!

    • Martha wrote:

      Hope you like it Laura! (I’m going to try adding green onions to mine the next time we make this!) Thanks for visiting today!

  • susan // the wimpy vegetarian wrote:

    With spring upon us here in California, I’m excited about asparagus. Your dish is lovely, and it’s motivated me to pick some up this week for this recipe!

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