2 Pounds of Fresh Asparagus
3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Kosher Salt, plus extra for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. (220 degrees C).
Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.