Friday, April 18, 2014
Italian Asparagus and Tomatoes
Nothing says "spring is here" better than the tender green asparagus that are just coming in to season! This delicious side dish pairs perfectly with chicken or fish, and looks special enough to serve to company.
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups halved grape tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon The Delicious Dietitian Italian Spice Blend
3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Cook asparagus in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and garlic; cook 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar; cook 3 minutes. Stir in Italian Spice Blend. Arrange asparagus on a platter; top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and pepper.