Roasted Asparagus with Basil and Pistachios

Roasted Asparagus with Basil and Pistachios

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Basil is besties with dark green veggies, like here in this roasted asparagus side dish. Enjoy!

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 oz. roasted, salted pistachios
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 12 basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  3. Shell and roughly chop the pistachios. Sprinkle them over the asparagus. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Roast until bright green and tender, 12-15 minutes depending on thickness of the asparagus.
  5. Transfer asparagus and pistachios to a serving plate and gently tear the basil leaves over top.