I’m going to jump straight into the recipe
As hard as a try I can’t come up with a sentimental and personal story about this vegan parmesan asparagus. All I can tell you is as of now I refuse to eat asparagus any other way and that this is the only way.
I would categorize the asparagus I used for this recipe as thin but not the tiniest. But I didn’t go for the really thick kind also. So keep that in mind especially when it comes to the cooking time. Better to shoot for average sized asparagus (if that means anything to you).
I also cut off the bottoms of the asparagus because it tends to be dryer and chewier at the bottoms. So we don’t want that.
Let’s Talk Spices
Now that our asparagus is prepared let’s talk spices. I don’t use measurements for this recipe. You just want to evenly coat the asparagus first with olive oil. Then put salt and pepper to taste and evenly coat the asparagus with your garlic salt. I suggest the brand above or if you find another roasted garlic salt. Ten out of ten, I recommend roasted garlic salt over garlic powder or regular garlic salt.
Now GENEROUSLY (note the word is in caps) add your nutritional yeast. If you think that it is enough it most likely isn’t. Reference the photo below if you need to.
If you aren’t familiar with nutritional yeast that is what gives your asparagus the cheesy flavor and is definitely a vegan pantry must. (Try this vegan cheese sauce with your vegan parmesan asparagus)
Now you will put the asparagus in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, or 218.3 degrees Celsius, for about 15 to 20 minutes. Don’t forget to check it as it cooks. When it’s ready you should be able to pierce the asparagus with a fork easily. I personally think the longer the better but that depends how soft you like your asparagus.
Serve and Enjoy =)
Easy Vegan Parmesan Asparagus
- Medium Sized Asparagus
- Olive Oil
- Roasted Garlic Salt can use regular garlic salt too
- Nutritional Yeast
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218.3 degrees Celsius).
- To prepare asparagus, wash asparagus and cut off the bottoms of asparagus stalks.
- Place asparagus in a glass dish to bake in.
- Coat asparagus with olive oil, salt, pepper, and roasted garlic salt.
- Generously coat asparagus with nutritional yeast.
- Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes based on how soft you want asparagus.