Recipe For Asparagus With Roasted Thyme Ingredients

By | February 16, 2009

Asparagus Baked Recipe With Grilled Vegetables

Roasted Thyme Asparagus Ingredients:

1 pound asparagus
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 medium red bell pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoons freshly pounded black pepper
2 tablespoon fresh parsley
1 ounce parmesan cheese, shaved
2 tablespoon olive oil, if possible extra virgin
Cracked black pepper
Olive oil


  1. Preheat a broiler. Line a medium size baking sheet with foil and leave aside.
  2. Chop the red pepper lengthwise and discard its seeds, stem and membranes. Place the pepper on the prepared baking sheet, cut side down. Broil sweet pepper over the preheated broiler 4 to 5 inches away from heat for 9 to 10 minutes or till it is blistered and blackened. Enclose the blistered peppers carefully with the foil bringing it upwards. Let the peppers stand in the foil for about 15 to 20 minutes or until it is cool enough to handle. Carefully peel the skin off the pepper and cut it into ½ inch wide strips, set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit. Combine thyme along with oil, salt and freshly pounded black pepper in a small bowl. Pour this mixture over the asparagus spears and toss lightly. Arrange asparagus in a rectangular baking pan in a single layer. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake asparagus uncovered for 10 to 12 minutes or until it turns tender and light brown. Turn the asparagus once to ensure even baking.
  4. Arrange sweet pepper strips and asparagus on a warm serving plate and top them with parsley and shaved parmesan cheese. Drizzle cracked black pepper and olive oil if desired and serve immediately. This recipe makes 4 servings.

Health Tip:

  • Thyme roasted asparagus is a low calorie recipe which provides about 110 calories and 9 gm fat per serving.
  • This recipe is considered to be diabetes friendly and heart friendly as it offers low quantity of cholesterol and saturated fats (5 mg cholesterol and 2 gm saturated fat per serving).
  • Thyme roasted asparagus provides 269 mg sodium per serving, so if you are on a low sodium diet or advised to restrict sodium intake and want to add this recipe to your meal then balance the intake of other foods that are rich in sodium in your diet.
  • If you want to reduce the total fat content of this recipe then do not add additional olive oil before serving, in the last step. This will also help to reduce the total calories of this recipe.