Roasted Asparagus and Peas with Lemon
Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Peas is an easy side dish that’s bursting with flavor. Fresh asparagus and peas are drizzled with olive oil, roasted until tender, and then topped with a lemon zest mixture. Simple, fresh, and delicious, this will become your new favorite way to eat your veggies!
I’ve been on an asparagus kick lately, and I’m proud of it! First, there was this Roasted Lemon Parmesan Asparagus. Next came this Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Feta.
And now, I’m sharing this roasted asparagus with lemon and peas. I’m rounding out the trifecta and couldn’t be more pleased.
If you’ve been hanging around here long enough, you know that I love my veggies. From this broccoli, to those potatoes and these green beans, I love them all.
And asparagus? It steals my heart every single time. As do peas. I feel like they’re an underrated veggie, so I’ve been trying to make them more often (have you tried these Peas with Bacon and Feta yet?).
The hubster also loves asparagus and peas, so we eat them quite often in our house. And that means that I’m always on the hunt for new ways to prepare them. Broiled, steamed, and roasted, I’ve tried it all. And you know what? I love ’em all, too.
But, I’ve never tried asparagus and peas together before, so I knew it was time to introduce the two.
My inspiration for this recipe came from The Pioneer Woman. I love Ree, love her show, love her blog, and absolutely love her recipes. So when I saw that she made an easy asparagus and pea dish, I knew I had to do the same.
Roasting asparagus is my favorite way to prepare it. It’s quick, easy, and takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. And the result? Perfectly roasted asparagus that’s slightly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
And peas. Did you know you can roast them, too? They don’t need to cook as long as the asparagus does, but they work wonders in the oven.
So if you’re looking for a new way to prepare those veggies, then this is it! The lemon flavor takes asparagus and peas to a whole new level, and I guarantee you’ll love it!
Ingredients in Roasted Asparagus with Lemon & Peas
To make this easy lemon asparagus and peas recipe, you’ll need the following:
- Fresh asparagus
- Olive oil
- Frozen peas
- Lemon juice and zest
- Kosher salt and black pepper
How to Make Roasted Asparagus with Lemon & Peas
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Arrange asparagus in an even layer on a parchment paper-lined baking pan.
Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat the asparagus. Roast for 7-8 minutes.
Remove from oven, add peas and juice from one lemon. Toss to coat.
Return to oven and roast until the peas and asparagus are tender.
Sprinkle the lemon zest, salt and pepper over the asparagus and peas. Serve immediately.
How Long Do You Roast Asparagus?
I’ve found that the best temperature to roast asparagus is 425ºF. At this temperature, the asparagus will need to roast for about 10 minutes (give or take a few minutes depending on how thick the stalks are).
Tips for Making Lemon Asparagus and Peas
- The lemon zest is the key ingredient to this easy roasted asparagus. Simply zest one lemon and then use the juice over the asparagus and peas. You’ll get double the lemon flavor, which means it’s extra good.
- Since you’ll be zesting the lemon, be sure to wash it under warm water first. You don’t want to zest any dirt onto the asparagus and peas!
- If desired, you can keep this a classic lemon asparagus recipe and simply omit the peas. Whatever you prefer!
Looking for more asparagus recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad
- Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
- Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
- Asparagus and Mushroom Quinoa Bowl
- Sheet Pan Salmon with Asparagus
Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Peas
- 1 pound fresh asparagus, , ends trimmed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 lemon, , zested and cut in half
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper or lightly coat with non-stick cooking spray.
- Arrange asparagus on an even layer on baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat the asparagus. Roast for 7-8 minutes.
- Remove from oven, add peas and juice from one lemon. Toss to coat. Return to oven and bake for 3-4 minutes, or until peas and asparagus are tender.
- While veggies are roasted, mix lemon zest, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle over asparagus and peas. Serve immediately.
I’ve watched The Pioneer Woman too! Great show 🙂 You know I love my veggies too and this one reminds me of spring! Love the colour and that kick of lemon in there. I’ve never roasted peas before! What? The thought never crossed my mind before! What a great idea, though! Plus, this is just so healthy. I have peas in my freezer and now I just have to pick up the asparagus and try this one out. Pinned, of course. Keep on with the veggies, my friend! Love it!
Isn’t she the best? I love watching The Pioneer Woman on Saturday mornings. Thanks for the veggie love and pin, Dawn!
Roasted asparagus is a favorite around here! Love the addition of peas!
I’m buying asparagus by the bunch-load and can’t get enough, so I love all of your asparagus recipes! Pairing it with sweet peas sounds like a match made in heaven, and I could eat the whole pan of this myself. 🙂
Thank you, Marcie! Peas and asparagus go so well together!
This is my kind of Spring side dish – love all the bright, lemony greens! I need to get some asparagus at the farmers market next week to whip this up 🙂
I love love watching Pioneer woman especially when I am on treadmill 😉 It helps in getting the boring workout done faster somehow! I love peas and asparagus and this combination sounds phenomenal Gayle!!
That’s a great idea, Ami! 🙂 And thanks for the kind words!
This looks like an amazing side dish! So colorful!
YUM! This is the perfect combination of spring ingredients. So fresh, so tasty! Love it, Gayle!
Sooo good! Just got fresh peas yesterday to try out a pea puree recipe and I think that I have enough to make your asparagus/peas combo tonight! Fist pump:)
Hope you love this if you try it, Milena!
You can bring the asparagus recipes DAILY, if you ask me Gayle! Now that it is in season I will ALWAYS have a bundle or two in my fridge. I looooove asparagus with peas and lemon, but I’ve never had them as a trifecta alone… like, I always have them together in something like pasta. So I’m loving that you let all three SHINE here!! This is a recipe I absolutely MUST make. Immediately!! Pinned!! Cheers, friend!
Thanks for the sweet comment, Cheyanne! Asparagus and peas are my favorite go-to veggie combo!
I love asparagus and peas.. two of my favorite veggies! I love you roasted them together. And, I bet that lemon zest just takes it over the top! Looks like the perfect side dish for Easter!
Thanks for the sweet comment, Keri! Lemon is a perfect addition to these veggies!
What a fun dish!! This looks so fresh and delicious- love those bright spring colors!!
Oh gosh, we’re barely into spring and I’ve already bought asparagus more times than I can count! I looooove this roasted version and it looks so springy with all those beautiful peas and lemon flavor!
Thanks for the asparagus love, Sarah!
Never thought to roast peas, I bet this combination is a good one.
It’s so good and so easy, Karen!
Veggie love: yes, you seriously do! That’s one of the many things I love about Pumpkin ‘n Spice. 🙂 As for your asparagus kick–bring it all on! Love your idea to combine broccoli and asparagus! The texture combo must be sooo good! Side note: The Pioneer Woman can do no wrong! Lol. Pinned, of course. Hope you have an awesome weekend my friend. 🙂
Thanks for the veggie love, Demeter! Hope you have a great weekend, too!
Hey! You and I were definitely feeling the peas and asparagus this week! Love it! But how can we not? They’re so good this time of year! I love this side, Gayle!
They are definitely perfect in the spring. Thanks, Annie!
This is such a great combination Gayle! Love it! Can’t wait to make it! I’ve also been experimenting with baby food, so I think asparagus + peas will be great (without the lemon)! Pinning!
Thanks, Mira! That sounds like a wonderful combination of baby food, too! 🙂