Roasted Asparagus

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This simple roasted recipe is a surefire, tasty way to get your green on and fill your plate with microbe-boosting inulin fiber.

*Serves 4


1 bunch of asparagus

½ to 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil (or enough to coat)

½ lemon


PREHEAT OVEN TO 400°F. BREAK off the bottom tough ends of the asparagus. Combine the asparagus, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Toss to coat. Spread the asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 12 to 16 minutes, or until tender but still crisp. Turn only once during the cooking time. Lightly squeeze the lemon over the spears just before serving.

Recipe by Elise Museles. First appeared in The Microbiome Solution (Penguin 2015).

Leslie Ann received her BA from the University of Notre Dame and has a Master’s degree in Public Health and Nutrition from Johns Hopkins University. With over a decade of experience working in the health and wellness field as a nutritionist, health writer, and project manager, Leslie Ann is the backbone of the Gutbliss team, overseeing operations as well as the strategic mission of Gutbliss Rx, and authoring much of the content on the site. As a certified yoga teacher and personal trainer, she is an avid believer in integrative methods to treat and heal the body.

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