When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

40 Years of Progress: Transforming Cancer. Saving Lives.

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium addresses the most current and consequential issues regarding diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

Cancer Update Program – unifying research on nutrition, physical activity and cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

Appetizer, Vegetarian |50 calories per serving|15 minute recipe

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic

This content was last updated on April 27, 2020

Asparagus is a vegetable that is packed with nutrients including fiber, folate and vitamin A. In this recipe, garlic gives the dish a unique flavor and added health benefits, as garlic contains allium compounds, which have been linked with anti-cancer activity. This dish is easy to make and can be added as a side to any meal!


  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus (medium width)*
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, as garnish
Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 50 calories, 2.5 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 5 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium, 2 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Rinse asparagus and break off tough ends.
  3. In shallow roasting pan, place asparagus and coat with oil.
  4. Sprinkle with garlic and salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Roast uncovered for 6-10 minutes (depending on width of spears). Shake pan occasionally to mix. Serve with lemon wedges.


*Fresh or frozen asparagus may be used. If using frozen asparagus do not defrost and skip step 2 in directions.

This recipe is reprinted from The New American Plate Cookbook, which features 200 mouth-watering recipes and color photos. It is available from bookstores and online booksellers. Proceeds from sales fund cancer research.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

All Foods

Recipes you might also love:

Leave a comment

We love to hear from the community! If you made the recipe, please choose a star rating, too.

Burned asparagus is not good!

March 4, 2024

They were burnt in the oven, set off our fire alarm, don’t do this recipe!!!