Spring time means asparagus time and it’s one of those things we can really look forward to. Because fresh asparagus feels special and eating is a reminder that the warmer season is here (or should be, anyway), it’s one of those things worth waiting for. Of course it would be perfectly alright to boil it and serve it with some vinaigrette or hollandaise, but why not make it a little more special? Roasting the asparagus really brings out the flavours and makes it perfect to combine with the other ingredients. This makes for a beautiful dish that looks as great as it tastes and doesn’t take much time to prepare. Not bad, right?

 

Here's what you'll need...

  • 750g fresh asparagus
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 100g feta cheese
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil for roasting
  • salt & pepper to taste

roast asparagus and cherry tomato salad ingredients

 

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Here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Preheat your oven to 220C. Cut the dry ends off the asparagus, wash and dry.

    Chopping board with a bunch of asparagus

  • 2

    Lay the asparagus out on a roasting tray, drizzle with olive oil and season. Roast the asparagus for 15 minutes.

    Asparagus laid out on a baking tray

  • 3

    Pour the flaked almonds into a dry pan over a medium heat and toast until golden. Pour the toasted almonds onto a cold plate and set aside.

    Flaked almonds in a frying pan

  • 4

    Arrange the roasted asparagus onto a platter. Cut the tomatoes into halves and put on top of the asparagus.

    Roasted asparagus on a platter topped with tomatoes

  • 5

    Top with the almonds. Crumble the feta cheese on top.

    Roasted asparagus on a platter topped with tomatoes, flaked almonds and feta

  • 6

    Top with lemon juice and olive oil and season with a little salt and pepper.

    Roast asparagus and cherry tomato salad on a platter with a side dish

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By Carole Poirot on 30.04.18

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One response to “Roast Asparagus & Cherry Tomato Salad”

  1. Ermanno says:

    By Carole Poirot 30th Apr, thanks a lot for the article post.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

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