Spring Asparagus

Asparagus is a cruciferous vegetable that is freshest between February through May. Some research has shown that asparagus can help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Because of its high level of vitamins A, E, C, K, and a host of minerals, asparagus has been shown to support our immune system, our gut health, and even our reproductive health. Also, asparagus supports folate in the body which can help us elevate our mood and ward off irritability. When preparing asparagus for cooking, it’s important to trim the ends because they can be more fibrous. The easiest way to know how much to trim off the asparagus is to carefully bend the bottom of the stalk until it breaks off. Asparagus is very versatile in the kitchen– it can be prepared raw in a salad, or cooked in a soup, and even sauteed in a stir fry. Check out the simple recipe below for roasting lemony asparagus!

Healing Meals Roasted Asparagus with Lemon


  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Coat and season asparagus evenly with olive oil, lemon juice/zest, salt, and pepper. 

  • Spread asparagus out on a parchment lined baking sheet.

  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until fork tender and fragrant. 

  • Remove from the oven and enjoy!