Elevated with the addition of black truffle oil and salt, this truffle asparagus is roasted to perfection. This simple side dish is perfect for special occasions and takes just 15-minutes to prepare with only four ingredients. Naturally gluten-free and vegan.
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What you’ll love about this recipe
- It’s a great way to elevate roasted asparagus! This ain’t your average asparagus; adding truffle to the mix takes it to the next level. If you are after something a little fancier than normal, this truffle asparagus is the way to go.
- It’s a simple side dish! It really doesn’t get much easier. The prep literally takes just minutes and it only requires about ten minutes in the oven which means this dish is can be prepped and plated in only 15-minutes. Additionally, you only need four ingredients, it doesn’t require any special kitchen equipment, and is quick and easy to clean up.
- Almost anyone can eat it! This dish is gluten-free, dairy-free, low carb (keto-friendly), low calorie, vegetarian, and vegan, meaning pretty much anyone can indulge!!!!
Ingredients (+ notes & substitutions)
- Asparagus: You’ll need one bunch of asparagus which should be about one pound. Make sure to trim the ends off first. The best way to do so is to just snap them off – no need to cut, although you could if you prefer.
- Black truffle oil: The first of two truffle-infused ingredients used in this dish. It can be found at some grocery stores, commonly at places like TJMAXX and Home Goods, or purchased online through Amazon. I have included a link below to a quality brand that is also affordable. When choosing truffle oil it is essential to opt for one that has visible truffles floating in it because there are many fakes being sold.
- Black truffle salt: The second dose of truffle-y goodness. Once again, I have included an Amazon purchase link below. You can use regular sea salt instead if you wish.
- Black pepper: To taste. Freshly cracked is strongly recommended.
How to make roasted truffle asparagus
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. For easy clean-up, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil.
2. On the baking sheet, toss the asparagus with the black truffle oil. Arrange it in a single layer then sprinkle it with the truffle salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste.
3. Bake for 8-10 minutes for thin asparagus or 15-20 minutes for thicker asparagus, until easily pierced by a fork. Serve warm.
Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days.
Truffles, in case you’re not familiar, are a type of fungus that grows underground near the roots of oak and hazelnut trees among others. There are many species that can be found spanning the globe, from North America to the Middle East.
White truffles specifically are highly coveted in the culinary world, commonly selling for $3,000 a pound or more. They are more elusive and more flavorful than the black varieties often being described as garlicky or even nutty.
Because black truffles are easier to come and thus less expensive they are used in cooking more frequently. The flavor of black truffles can be described as earthy, mushroomy, and sometimes even chocolatey.
What to serve with truffle asparagus:
- A roast like this orange brined roast chicken or this apple cider brined pork loin.
- Pasta such as fettuccini alfredo or ravioli.
- A sandwich or a burger like this mushroom Swiss burger with black garlic aioli.
- Pork chops or a steak.
- A grilled portabella mushroom.
More simple roasted veggie side dishes:
- Honey Garlic Ginger Roasted Carrots: These honey garlic ginger roasted carrots require minimal effort while delivering maximum flavor. This simple, hands-off side dish is healthy, gluten-free, and vegetarian-friendly.
- French Onion Potatoes: Whether you roast them or gill them, these easy French onion potatoes will make a great side dish for your next barbecue or a weeknight dinner. Naturally gluten-free.
- Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts: These sweet and spicy roasted honey sriracha Brussels sprouts are so incredibly tasty and addictive. This quick and simple 5-ingredient side dish pairs great with proteins including fish, shrimp, and chicken. Naturally vegetarian and gluten-free.
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- 1 pound asparagus (approximately 1 bunch), trimmed
- 1 tablespoon black truffle oil
- 1 teaspoon black truffle salt
- Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- On the baking sheet, toss the asparagus with the truffle oil. Arrange it in a single layer then sprinkle with truffle salt and black pepper, to taste.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes for thin asparagus or 15-20 minutes for thicker asparagus, until easily pierced by a fork. Serve warm.
Storage: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
The nutritional information provided is computer generated. It is only an estimate and intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition details may vary depending on various factors such as origin, freshness of ingredients, etc