There is nothing better than fresh asparagus to accompany just about any dish! CHOW.com offers this fail-proof recipe for roasting asparagus, which is simple and requires only 4 ingredients and 3 steps!

Basic Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients

2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed

1 tablespoon olive oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Heat the oven to 450°F and arrange a rack in the upper third.
  2. On a baking sheet, toss the asparagus with the olive oil until evenly coated. Arrange in a single layer and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 5 minutes, shake the pan, then roast until just tender when pierced with a knife, about 5 minutes more.

*Recipe and image courtesy of CHOW.com.*