Start off with 1 lb. fresh asparagus, rinsed. Place in a baking dish and drizzle very lightly with olive oil. Squeeze the juice of a lemon on top. Sprinkle with a dash of kosher salt and black pepper.
Place in an oven set to "low broil" and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Toss the asparagus and sprinkle with freshly grated parmeasan cheese.
Return to oven and allow the asparagus to cook for another 5 minutes. Be careful to not overcook your asparagus because this is one of those vegetables that doesn't taste good when super limp and mushy.
It does taste perfect however when it is a smidge soft yet still has a bit of the crunch-factor remaining.
And there you go! This is seriously such a simple side dish that I think I'm just going to leave off putting the exact directions at the bottom here like I usually do. However, you can click here for the printable recipe.