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Vegan Lemon Garlic Butter Asparagus

This vegan lemon garlic butter asparagus is one of the most simple, yet flavorful side dishes that you can have. Pair with optional tomatoes or mushrooms for a delicious recipe that is a hit for all.   
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free recipes, dairy free side dish, vegan recipes, vegan side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 114kcal
Author LarishaBernard


  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted (sub for vegetable stock if oil free)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/8 tsp salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper, more to taste


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, whole
  • 8 oz mushrooms, stems removed


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Start by trimming off the woody ends of the asparagus. Mince garlic.
  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients together except the asparagus (and optional tomatoes/mushrooms). 
  • On a large baking sheet, lay the asparagus down. 
    *If you are adding tomatoes or mushrooms, also add those to the tray.
  • Carefully pour the sauce ingredients over the top evenly , then roll around a bit to let them all be coated in the sauce. 
  • Cook for 8 minutes for skinny, thin asparagus or up to 13-15 minutes to thicker asparagus. A fork should easily pierce the asparagus. 
  • Add more salt and pepper if desired. Serve



*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 


Serving: 0.25lb | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1397IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg