Tuscan Roast Asparagus

Tuscan Roast Asparagus
Today I have a really quick and easy asparagus dish for you, tuscan roast asparagus! Asparagus is tossed in oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper and topped with slices of tomatoes and plenty of parmesan before being roasted to perfection! Roasting the asparagus and tomatoes concentrates and caramelizes their flavours, bringing them out, and making them even better and of course smothering everything in melted cheese is always good! This tuscan roasted asparagus take only a little bit of time and effort and it makes for a really tasty side for any summer meal!

Tuscan Roast Asparagus

Tuscan Roast Asparagus

Tuscan Roast Asparagus

Tuscan Roast Asparagus
Tuscan Roast Asparagus

Tuscan Roast Asparagus

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

Asparagus and tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper and roasted to perfection with a topping of melted parmesan cheese.


ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (or italian seasoning)
  • 1 large tomato, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
directions
  1. Toss the asparagus and tomatoes in the oil, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper, place the asparagus on a baking sheet in a single layer with the slices of tomato on top, sprinkle on the parmesan and roast in a preheated 400F/200C oven until they start to caramelize, about 15-20 minutes, mixing half way through.

Option: Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or toss in balsamic vinaigrette.
Option: Garnish with fresh chopped parsley or basil.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 98, Fat 4.5g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 137mg, Carbs 8g (Fiber 4g, Sugars 4g), Protein 9g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

5 comments:

Jenny said...

Another perfect veggie recipe! Looks so great!

Maria said...

What a great side dish!

Julie Wampler said...

Roasting veggies is my favorite thing to do!

Shirl Lundstrom said...

Yum!

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