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So why exactly is Valentine’s Day my favourite holiday? Because I am absolutely, head-over-heels in love with love. I have no idea where I got it from since my family is not the most lovey-dovey, but nevertheless I have turned out to be a real hopeless romantic.

I love love in all forms. A mom hugging her kid, a couple greeting each other after a long day, Oprah (Oprah = love). And don’t even get me started on weddings…I bawled my eyes out watching The Bachelor’s Catherine and Sean’s Wedding the other day. Then promptly called C and told him I started a pinterest board dedicated to all things wedding. He thinks I’m totally nuts, but was not at all surprised. Like I said, hopeless romantic.

lemon ginger asparagus with toasted almonds

Lemon Ginger Asparagus Ingredients

  • asparagus
  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • garlic cloves
  • ginger
  • lemon zest
  • sea salt
  • slivered almonds

How to Make Lemon Ginger Asparagus

STEP 1: In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, ginger, lemon zest and sea salt.

STEP 2: Add the asparagus to the bowl and coat with the sauce.

STEP 3: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and spread the asparagus evenly across the sheets. Top with sliced lemon.

STEP 4: Bake at 400ºF for 7 minutes. After the initial baking, remove from the oven and flip the asparagus. Bake for an additional 8 minutes.

STEP 5:  While the asparagus is baking, roast the almonds in a small frying pan over medium heat until browned.

STEP 6: Remove the asparagus from the oven, top with the toasted almonds and enjoy!


Lemon Ginger Asparagus with Toasted Almonds

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  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minute
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 bunches of asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • zest of one lemon (then chop lemon into slices)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, ginger, lemon zest and sea salt.
  3. Add asparagus to bowl and coat with sauce (or use a large ziploc bag).
  4. Line TWO baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  5. Spread asparagus on sheets and top with sliced lemon.
  6. Place sheets in oven and bake for 7 mins.
  7. While asparagus is roasting add almonds to a small frying pan and cook over medium heat until browned (about 3-5 mins). Or use toaster oven.
  8. Remove sheets from oven and turn over asparagus as best as you can.
  9. Swap the rack each sheet was on and bake for another 8 mins.
  10. Remove from oven and top with toasted almond.
  11. Serve warm.

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  1. Hi,

    My hubby has heart problem and want to serve some healthy recipe during this valentine day. Can I try your recipe for cholesterol patient?

    thank you

  2. Hi,
    My husband brought Asparagus and I didn’t know how to cook it. I think yours is a perfect recipe to cook Asparagus. Lemon and almonds certainly give a delicious taste to this recipe. I will surely try it out and let you know how it turned out.

  3. Hi, just found your blog from google. And I read many you guys’s articles. I love your stuffs. Especially this post, thanks for your recipe for Valentine’s Day. I will try it.

  4. Asparagus is my favourite ingredient in spring. I really love preparing food with ginger and lemon also. I really like your recipe.

  5. The Lemon Ginger Asparagus looks amazing. It’s very early here in Alabama, but I’m actually considering having asparagus for breakfast. LOL!


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