Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Ricotta Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Ricotta Sauce

Asparagus season is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to try some gourmet recipes that highlight this tender, delicious vegetable.

This Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Ricotta Sauce recipe offers a delightful combination of flavors and textures, making it a classy and impressive dish to serve at your next dinner party or special occasion.

The zesty lemon-ricotta sauce perfectly complements the earthy, roasted asparagus and elevates it to a whole new level of culinary bliss.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Spread the asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Roast the asparagus in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until tender and slightly browned.
  4. While the asparagus is roasting, prepare the lemon-ricotta sauce. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta, lemon zest and juice, fresh dill, and honey. Stir until smooth and well combined.
  5. Remove the asparagus from the oven and arrange on a serving platter. Drizzle the lemon-ricotta sauce over the top, and serve immediately.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Choose asparagus spears that are firm and bright green, with tightly closed tips.
  • For an extra touch of flavor, sprinkle the roasted asparagus with some grated Parmesan cheese before serving.

Nutritional Information:

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Substitution Options:

  • For a vegan option, replace the ricotta cheese with a dairy-free alternative.
  • If you don’t have fresh dill on hand, you can substitute it with fresh parsley or chives.

Wine or Beverage Pairings:

A crisp, refreshing white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio would pair beautifully with this dish. Alternatively, a light and citrusy beer like a Belgian Witbier would also complement the flavors of the asparagus and lemon-ricotta sauce.

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