Monday, March 25, 2013

Awesome Asparagus



Asparagus is a traditional side dish at Easter dinner. If you need inspiration for a new way to prepare this fantastic vegetable, look no further. Asparagus is roasted until tender, then topped with herbed goat cheese and roasted sunflower seeds --umm yes please. This is delicious.

Start by trimming the ends of the asparagus and then laying them flat on a rimmed baking sheet.



Drizzle with the olive oil (I used garlic infused olive oil for extra flavor!)



and then roast for about 15 minutes, shaking the pan halfway though. Transfer the asparagus to a serving dish, and top with the goat cheese



and sunflower seeds.



I served this with roasted chicken, but I think it would be BEST with Easter ham!



I can't wait to make this again!



One year ago: Shrimp and Spinach Risotto
Two years ago: Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake
Three years ago: Tuna Tetrazzini

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Awesome Asparagus

1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. herbed goat cheese
2 tsp. roasted sunflower seeds

Place the asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast at 400 for about 15 minutes, turning the asparagus once during cooking time. Transfer to a serving dish and top with goat cheese and sunflower seeds. Serves 4.

6 comments:

  1. I was just looking for a new way to cook asparagus as I seem to always just throw it in the oven and roast it...this looks perfect and delicious!

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  2. that looks great! I love the cheese on it! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?
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  3. Yum! I would love to have you share this on Wildcrafting Wednesday!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/wildcrafting-wednesday-13.html

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  4. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


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  5. What a lovely way to serve asparagus, Sara! I like the contrasting flavours and textures in this dish.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this on Wildcrafting Wednesday! Hope to see you again today!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/wildcrafting-wednesday-14.html

    If you have time, I'd love to have you join me on The HomeAcre Hop on Thursday too...we'll be announcing a new giveaway you're sure to appreciate!

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