We have already had fresh asparagus a few times. I must say I forgot how good fresh asparagus can be. Plus it is pretty simple to make. No need for those fancy expensive pots.
Preheat your oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil. Wash the asparagus and cut off the bottoms. Then put the asparagus on the baking sheet, sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until tender. Squeeze with fresh lemon if you desire.
We had some leftover so I made a salad:
To your favorite lettuce add chilled cooked asparagus that has been cut into bite size pieces, along with some mango and avocado slices. Dress with your favorite dressing. [I used a poppy seed dressing, but I think a simple vinaigrette would be nice too.]
You could make this a meal by adding grilled chicken or shrimp and maybe a sprinkling of chopped roasted nuts (like walnuts or pecans).