I could eat this for dinner.
All by myself.
And I have.
Add roasted tomatoes to ANYTHING and I’ll probably eat it. Wait … I WILL eat it. But today I decided to share ….. with you.
You can certainly eat this Roasted Asparagus as a side dish with some Grilled Chicken or some burgers or Salmon and it would go perfectly with it. The thing about asparagus is it’s so light as a side dish. It hardly takes up any room in your belly. I think I could eat the whole bunch myself.
But what I also like to do now for the summer on Friday nights is make a few appetizers for dinner. Our Friday night pizza night has moved to Thursdays and on Fridays I just grab whatever is left over in the fridge and pantry and make a buffet.
I made this just last weekend and paired it with 2 other appetizers. My Panzanella Bread Salad
If you’re having friends over you could add a tray of sliced cold cuts with some cheese and olives and you’ve got enough to feed yourself and hubby and a few close friends.
Find a nice wine to go with it and let everyone pick and choose. All of these can sit out at room temperature so there’s no final mad rush at the end to make sure all the temps are right. This is an easy peasy way to socialize yet have a relaxed night with your friends and family.
Did you know that all fruits and veggies have what’s called a “respiration rate”? That’s when oxygen breaks down the starches and sugars in the food. And then the food spoils or goes bad. The respiration rate of asparagus is THREE times higher than lettuce and tomatoes and FIVE times higher than onions and potatoes. You can slow this a little bit by wrapping the ends of the asparagus in a damp paper towel and refrigerating it. You may also want to consume the asparagus with 48 hours of purchasing it.
Recipe Source: HapilyUnprocessed.com
I used all organic ingredients when making this recipe, and hope you do too! 🙂