Saturday, February 29, 2020

Balsamic Oven-Baked Asparagus & Tomatoes

I love pairing this balsamic roasted asparagus with loads of recipes. This vegetarian side is versatile and can work for dinner parties, as well as family weeknight dinners. 

Some of my chicken go-to recipes to pair with this oven roasted asparagus recipe are: 

Easy Peanut-Crusted Baked Chicken: For the meat lovers! This fancy chicken dish is perfect for a date night in and pairs wonderfully with this roasted asparagus. 

Oven-Baked Sticken Chicken: This sweet chicken option with this savory side is a great combination. 

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken: A summer grill must-have! this tasty grilled chicken a great main dish to pair with this asparagus recipe. 

Chicken Mulligatawny Soup: Gordon Ramsay favorite soup that is a lighter option to pair with this side and works for lunch or dinner. 

BBQ Chicken Salad: A hearty summer salad that goes great with a side of this healthy roasted asparagus and tomatoes. I hope you and your family love this Balsamic Oven Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes. This dish is always a favorite side to any dinner recipe. Serves 6 Total Time: 20 minutes


1 Bunch Asparagus 
1/3 Cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese or Parmesan, Grated 
1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes or 2 tomatoes, diced
 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 
3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar 
Salt and pepper, to taste 
3 Cloves Garlic, minced 
Garnish: Fresh Basil Leaves, Balsamic Glaze & Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)


Snap or cut the bottom 1-2 inches off each piece of asparagus. When you bend the asparagus it will snap naturally about an inch from the bottom. Next, slice the cherry tomatoes in half, or dice the tomatoes. Place the asparagus and sliced tomatoes on a large cookie sheet then top with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Toss everything together and make sure the veggies are evenly coated. Finally, top the asparagus with shredded mozzarella or Parmesan cheese. Place veggies on the center rack in a 400F preheated oven for 15 minutes until the asparagus is bright green and the tomatoes are soft. Once cooked, remove the veggies from the tray with tongs and place on a serving dish and top with freshly grated Parmesan, fresh basil and balsamic glaze, if using. Yum Yum!

Notes: Got Leftover? To store oven roasted asparagus place cooked asparagus in a airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Balsamic Roasted Asparagus is best right after it is cooked, but will work for meal prep. To re-warm the asparagus, place in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds or until warm. Alternatively, place in the oven and heat at 325 degrees F for 10-15 minutes until warm.

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