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tomatoes and cheese Olive Oil Tidbit:
The US produces less than 1% of the olive oil we consume. Spain is the world's largest producer.


Oven Roasted Asparagus oven roasted asparagus

We find asparagus to be more flavorful when oven roasted, it is also less likely to overcook in the oven. When available I use both green and white asparagus for a beautiful presentation. This dish can be served warm, room temperature or chilled giving you great flexibility in your preparation.
1 lb each
green and white asparagus, ends trimmed
4 tbs
olive oil
3 tbs
fresh lemon juice
1 tbs
  grated lemon peel
to taste
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 500.
Arrange asparagus in a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, turning to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper. Roast about 8 minutes, test with fork. Remove from oven, place on serving platter. Can be prepared ahead of time and covered with plastic wrap and chilled. Before serving drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with lemon peel.