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Valentine’s Day Dinner Part 1: Seasoned Asparagus

baked asparagus with seasoning for valentines day dinner

 

I’m really excited for this week’s post because I will be launching a Valentine’s Day special!  This means that throughout the week I will be updating the blog with recipes I created as part of a full Valentine’s Day dinner.  So by the end of the week, all you soon-to-be cupids out there will have a super delicious meal to make for the person you are trying to trick into liking you…I mean your loved one <3

We’ll start with the simple recipe first, and work our way through the rest of the course together, as the recipes become a little bit more complex as we go.  But no worries, I will be here every step of the way!  To keep your motivation up, just think of the finished product, how proud and accomplished you’ll feel, and how special it will be for your person! 

(And if all goes to hell in a hand basket, abort mission and go to plan B.  Order a pizza and have a great laugh about it!)

Now let’s get started with our first guest of honor…the one and only, seasoned asparagus!

 

asparagus in skillet with seasoning

 

 

Never underestimate the power of some simple baked veggies in oil and seasoning.  This dish takes very little time to prep, but has maximum taste bud satisfaction…oh and asparagus is super healthy too!  For one thing, it has a really low calorie count, but more importantly it’s a good source for antioxidants, and contains high amounts of folate and vitamins A,C, and K.  

 

asparagus in skillet with oil and seasoning
Asparagus pre-bake

 

For this recipe, you’ll want to take a bundle (or large handful) of fresh asparagus, and cut off the bottom stems.  Usually this part of the asparagus is white, or I just cut the bottom inch off to keep it simple and easy.

Rinse your asparagus before placing in a greased baking dish.  Drizzle oil on top and then season with Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning.  Bake and serve!

 

baked asparagus with seasoning on top ready to eat

 

And just remember, nothing says love like the gift of stinky pee…

 

baked asparagus with seasoning
Baked Asparagus

 

Seasoned Asparagus

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: asparagus, baked, everything but the bagel, healthy, seasoned, simple, trader joes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Lulu's Table

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bundle fresh asparagus
  • 2 tbsp EVOO or avocado oil
  • Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Trader Joe's

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a small baking dish.
  • Take bundle of asparagus and cut an inch off the bottom stem.
  • Rinse asparagus, then lay in baking dish.  Drizzle oil overtop and season with Everything But The Bagel.  Add as much seasoning as you'd like, or enough to cover surface of asparagus.
  • Bake for 30 min.