Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips

Posted on Jul 17, 2017

So is everyone feeling a touch of the Monday morning blues? I know I am, I have a busy day planned at work but for some reason Monday’s drag something chronic. I could have the easiest most relaxed day at work and it would still drag because it’s Monday 😩. But enough moaning because to cheer this day up I am sharing a super simple Vegan side dish for 4 people or a main dish for 2. Sweet and savoury combine to make theseย Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips borderline addictive!


Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips |


Sweet & Savoury glaze


I think almost all foodies love the sweet/savoury/salty combination. It just satisfies in so many ways and the maple glaze on these maple tender roasted asparagus with kale chips hits the spot. We start by mixing some light soy sauce, a little minced garlic a glug of maple syrup and a touch of olive oil.


I have used maple syrup to keep this dish Vegan but most liquid sweeteners can be used. Agave nectar or even honey if keeping this dish Vegan is not a concern for you.


Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips |


It really is just a case of mixing the glaze and tossing the asparagus in it and roasting them. 😋



Kale chips


I love to serve these asparagus spears with kale chips, apart from being super tasty and healthy, the textures go so well together. Giving you a lovely crispy crunch with each bite of tender asparagus.


Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips |


As it’s Monday I’ll keep this short and sweet, but do yourself a favour and add this dish to your summer roster and you won’t be disappointed.


Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips |

Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips |

Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips

Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips is a quick to put together vegan friendly side dish or a vegan main dish. A lovely balance of sweet and salty.
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Course: Savoury / Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 sides
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Emma


  • 80 grams shredded curly kale (3 cups)
  • 200 grams asparagus (13 spears)
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 200C/400F/Gas mark 6 and lightly spray two medium sized baking sheets with a little oil.
  • Spread out your shredded curly kale on one of the baking sheets and sprinkle a little salt and pepper over it to taste.
  • Trim your asparagus spears and lay them out on your other baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl mix the light soy sauce, minced garlic, maple syrup, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour it over the asparagus and toss them in thenmarinade so they are fully covered.
  • Pop the trays in your hot oven.
  • After 6 minutes turn and switch your trays around and turn the asparagus and stir the kale chips. Place them back in your oven and cook for a further 6 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips
Amount Per Serving (1 of 4)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.8g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Potassium 223mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 11.2g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 7.7g
Protein 2.1g 4%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. TALK ABOUT STUNNING PLATING!! Holy moly! Ha! I wouldn’t want to ruin the dish!

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    • Lol… thanks GiGi you can’t go wrong with a good plate of veggies with a good glaze. I literally live off dishes like this.

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  2. Love the presentation and who doesn’t love a sweet & savoury combination. Wanted to try making kale chips at home for a while – thanks for sharing! Have a nice weekend!

    Miriam x

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    • Thank you Miriam, Kale chips are a great no guilt salty snack and they do add a lovely crutch to a plate.

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  3. Mondays are always tough! But this would definitely make it better! I love the kale / asparagus combo!

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    • Mondays are what they are – a gateway to Friday ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks Ashley.

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  4. Lotta flavor and texture in this dish. It looks really nice — and I’ll bet it tastes better than it looks. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

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    • Hi John, it’s packed with flavour from first to last bite ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. This pretty plate of veggies would make any day of the week better! Asparagus and kale are my favorite! Looks delicious, Emma!

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    • Thank you Kelly, I am always inspired by your veggie dishes ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. OH WOW… this is such a great combination…I absolutely love asparagus and have them growing in my veggie garden. This is going to be a great recipe to use them in. Definitely saving.
    Your blog is amazing…Love the recipes.

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    • Thank you Ashika, I haven’t been brave enough to try growing my own asparagus. My big gamble this year was cauliflowers and luckily most of them paid off. Though my brussel sprouts are still to do anything spectacular!

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  7. Oh I love this dish Emma, two of my favorites, the flavors must be wonderful.

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  8. yum!! tender asparagus and crispy kale sounds like a perfect combo. i’ve been eating somewhat poorly this summer (it’s hard when my office has so much tasty/unhealthy food!! ie the dumplings for lunch and the milk tea for snack today), so i think my body would thank me for making this (;

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    • Lol I feel your pain Heather, my office has a plentiful supply of cookies, donuts and chocolate. I am constantly having to find the will to say no! It’s so hard but lighter healthy dishes like these help the balance a little bit ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. This Maple Tender Roasted Asparagus with Kale Chips looks so beautiful and delicious, Emma. Love how beautifully you have arranged those asparaguses. This would make a perfect summer meal.

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    • Thank you Anu, it’s a great dish that’s on the lighter side for summer ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Now this is cruel..because asparagus season is over and kale season not yet here…I can only drool over this beautifully presented and delicious veggie treat!

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    • I’m sorry Angie! I’m lucky they are both still plentiful here, I promise they are worth the wait for next year ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. YUM! Sounds absolutely divine, love both veggies, I’m sure they’re great together!

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