Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Yogurt Sauce Recipe l

Asparagus is back! That means spring is here! (At least date-wise, not necessarily temperature wise.) We love taking advantage of the abundance of asparagus this time of year by trying different recipes. Sometimes, though, the simple recipes are best, and this roasted asparagus with lemon garlic yogurt sauce is just that.

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Yogurt Sauce Recipe l

The asparagus is simply roasted with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. While I’m usually content to eat it just like that, this sauce takes the flavor to a whole other level! Fresh lemon juice and minced garlic are mixed into plain yogurt with a bit of olive oil and white pepper.

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Yogurt Sauce Recipe l

The flavors combine to create a bright tangy and savory sauce that is perfect for dipping your asparagus in or drizzling over the top right before serving! Simple, yet delicious!

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Yogurt Sauce
Serves: 4
  • 1 lb asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • ¼ C plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • ⅛ tsp white pepper
  • fresh lemon zest, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Place asparagus on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and gently shake pan to roll asparagus around in the oil to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Roast for 12-15 minutes or until tender, stirring halfway through.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and white pepper in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. The longer you let the sauce sit, the better it will taste as the flavors get a chance to blend.
  5. Remove asparagus from oven. Plate and top with sauce. Sprinkle with fresh lemon zest. Serve.


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  1. We just had asparagus last night for dinner. love this version with the sauce.

  2. Sounds like the perfect way to enjoy one of my most favorite veggies!

  3. yes! I feel the same way when I see asparagus in the store. Love this idea, and your picture are so cheerful!

  4. So happy to have asparagus back in season! Love this yogurt sauce!

  5. Yum! I absolutely love asparagus and so glad the season is coming back. Pinned! :)

  6. One of my fave things about spring is asparagus. This is absolutely gorgeous!!

  7. I just bought a ton of asparagus today! We love roasting it too but next time I am definitely making this sauce! So different and awesome sounding!

  8. i’ve been seeing the asparagus lately and have been so excited! haven’t bought any yet…but when i do i HAVE to try this sauce!

  9. I love roasted asparagus and yours with that yogurt sauce looks divine!

  10. Asparagus is one of my fave veggies and I BINGE eat in when it’s in season. Simple truly is best, and this sauce is lovely!

  11. One of my favorite side dishes is asparagus with hollandaise, but it’s SO fattening, I feel like this sauce would totally be able to replace it. Looks so good.

  12. This looks like such a great alternative to heavy hollandaise. Cannot wait to get a bundle of the good green stuff next time I’m at the grocery store

  13. So fresh and to the point. I have been using yogurt a lot lately. Hmmmm might have to use it again 😀 It’s just that great right? Thanks for sharing!!

  14. Looks so great!! I love asparagus and spring! :)

  15. I love asparagus – it’s one of my favorite vegetables. I look forward to getting it from roadside stands every spring. This looks like a delicious way to enjoy it.

  16. Asparagus is FINALLY going on sale here and I am positively giddy! Love this easy preparation of it!! That lemony sauce sounds divine.

  17. This dish looks so simple yet it sounds so sophisticated and delicious! Ahh the flavor combo must be really, really lovely. What a brilliant idea to use yogurt – hooray for extra protein!
    Have a nice day! xx

  18. Love love that sauce.. I can see adding that to alot of dishes.

  19. I love asparagus! The yogurt sauce sounds absolutely amazing! :)

  20. What a great way to enjoy Asparagus! This recipe gives me hope for spring and summer flavors and temperatures!

  21. What a delicious way to cook veggies and I just love the sauce!

  22. This is totally right up my alley. I could eat asparagus every day of the week. One of my favorite veggies. This for sure looks and sounds refreshing!

  23. I love roasted asparagus. I would love to try it with the lemon yogurt sauce. :)

  24. This looks awesome! Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies and I love when they’re roasted. They sound really tasty with the yogurt sauce too :)

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