Roasted Asparagus with Caper Dressing

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Roasted Asparagus with Caper Dressing

Roasted Asparagus with Caper Dressing

Roasting mellows the grassy flavor of asparagus; the caper dressing provides a salty counterpoint. Serve with grilled fish or meat.

Serves 4

Prep Time 20 min

Total Time 25 min.


  • 2 bunches asparagus, (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped shallot
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 3 tablespoon capers, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoon white-wine vinegar

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Step 2

Trim tough ends from asparagus; place on a baking sheet. Drizzle the asparagus with 1 tablespoon oil, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Spread in a single layer and roast, turning once halfway through, until the asparagus begins to soften and brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.

Step 3

Meanwhile, place shallot, parsley and capers on a cutting board and chop together to make a coarse mixture. Transfer to a small bowl and combine with vinegar, the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Serve the asparagus topped with the dressing.