These perfectly roasted vegetable are very fast and easy to prepare and make a very delicious, beautiful side to any dish. They are also very healthy and packed with lots of vitamins and nutrients.
They are low in calories and exceptionally rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to a healthy diet.
Asparagus is a spring vegetable rich in prebiotic fiber and antioxidants. It promotes healthy gut bacteria and may help prevent certain cancers.
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 yellow or orange bell pepper
- 1/2 green bell pepper (optional)
- 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- fresh cracked black pepper
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
Prepare a baking dish, lined with aluminum foil.
Cut all the bell peppers lengthwise and add them to the baking dish.
Cut the asparagus in halves or 1/3. Depends how short or long you want them. Add to the baking dish.
Drizzle on the olive oil, add salt and pepper.
Mix well with your hands.
Set your oven to broil. Place in the oven in the middle rack. Broil for 5 minutes and check the vegetables. If you see the vegetables starting to char (turning black around the edges), flip them over and continue roasting on the other side for another 5 minutes. They should look like this when done:
If your oven doesn't have a broil or open flame inside than you can preheat your oven to 425 F and roast for about 10-15 minutes.
If you use the broil method, your vegetable will have a slightly grilled taste. They will also char around the edges. They will have a delicious and distinct smoky flavor as if you prepared them on a grill.