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Roasted Green Asparagus with Tomato-Almond Pesto

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A simple, delicious and healthy spring dish with green asparagus and fresh homemade tomato almond pesto, which is perfect to serve with pasta, eggs, seafood, steak, and chicken and it’s ready to enjoy in 20 minutes or less if you have some quality store-bought pesto ready. It's naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and keto-friendly.

  • 600 g Cherry tomatoes
  • 30 g Almonds, roasted
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • A large pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 750 g Green asparagus, trimmed
  1. Preheat oven to 220C/425F. Roast tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, turning once, until blistered and lightly charred, 15-20 minutes. Let cool slightly. Finely chop almonds in a food processor. Add garlic, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, red wine vinegar, paprika, cayenne, and half of roasted tomatoes. Pulse to a coarse pesto consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the 220C/425F hot oven until just tender, 12-15 minutes depending on thickness.
  3. Toss the roasted asparagus with the prepared pesto. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Add the remaining tomatoes and transfer to a platter. You can also arrange the roasted asparagus and remaining tomatoes on a platter and spoon the pesto over. Garnish with some fresh herbs of your choice.
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Brian 13/6/22 00:48

That sounds wonderful. Asparagus is darn popular at our house.

Tom 13/6/22 01:43

...what a colorful treat!

My name is Erika. 13/6/22 02:27

I've never roasted asparagus, but I bet it is delicious cooked that way. Happy new week Angie.

J.P. Alexander 13/6/22 02:49

Los espárragos se ve muy ricos. De ley haré la receta. Te mando un beso.

Anonymous 13/6/22 02:57

Angie, The presentation looks beautiful and I'm sure the asparagus taste wonderful with that tomato pesto. Yum

gluten Free A_Z Blog 13/6/22 02:58

@Anonymous It's Judee from gluten free a-z . for some reason my comments come up anonymous despite typing in my name and url each time.

Gingi 13/6/22 03:59

Ohhh, yes yes yes!! This looks so lovely and delicious! Thanks for sharing! -

Margaret D 13/6/22 06:19

Looking delicious and love asparagus.

Lola Martínez 13/6/22 07:50

Este pesto me ha parecido muy rico, no lo he probado con tomate nunca y me ha llamado especialmente la atención. A los espárragos le debe ir muy bien.
Un beso.

Veronica Lee 13/6/22 09:51

Looks colorful and yummy! Mmmmmm!

Happy Monday, Angie!

Nancy Chan 13/6/22 11:11

Looks delicious. I love asparagus but tomato almond pesto is new to me.

DEZMOND 13/6/22 13:27

I don't eat asparagus, but I would totally eat all your supplies of them yellow tomatoes, those are my faves!

speedy70 13/6/22 13:42

Un bellissimo piatto pieno di colore e salute!!!

Kitchen Riffs 13/6/22 15:31

Roast asparagus is wonderful! Best way to prepare it. :-) This is a delightful recipe -- thanks.

foodtravelandwine 13/6/22 16:09

What a wonderful dish!!....I love the colorful tomatoes!!....I want to eat it right now!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

DeniseinVA 13/6/22 20:34

Delicious Angie, and I do love the colors in this meal. Very pretty!

Bill 13/6/22 22:04

I love asparagus and it all looks delicious.

Cooking Julia 13/6/22 22:22

What a nice and healthy combo, I would love to eat some!

Muriel 13/6/22 22:25

C'est une très belle assiette gourmande et colorée que tu nous proposes !

Eva Taylor 13/6/22 23:26

Asparagus is in season here too so this is perfect timing. Love the tomato pesto, what a great idea. Tomatoes are flavourful here (not as good as Spain, of course, but not bad).

savorthebest 14/6/22 05:36

That is a delicious way to serve asparagus. It looks great.

Pedro 14/6/22 12:05

A delicious, light and healthy dish, with a very rich pesto!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 14/6/22 15:00

Asparagus just got better all dressed up wtih this delicious pesto sauce love it roasted great idea!

tigerfish 14/6/22 16:33

Tomato almond pesto! That's very interesting as I usually associate pesto to being green (whatever nuts and/or herbs used) but this rendition with tomatoes is such a great idea.

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 14/6/22 17:07

Never tried roasted tomatoes pesto, but I love the idea - it looks great and sounds scrumptious!

Pam 14/6/22 18:28

The pesto has me intrigued! What a tasty asparagus dish.

David 14/6/22 19:17

Angie, What a beautiful and appetizing creation! If only I could eat of my favorites...but the meds cancelled my ability to eat this vegetable. Bummer! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Lowcarb team member 15/6/22 00:10

This looks delicious, a colourful and healthy plate of food.

All the best Jan

EASYFOODSMITH 15/6/22 13:32

My daughter is a big fan of tomatoes and pesto and I am sure she will love this tomato pesto version. thanks for sharing Angie :)

[Reply] 15/6/22 15:08

Tomato pesto! What a unusual and tasty sounding sauce! Love asparagus, thanks Angie!

Raymund 16/6/22 11:53

Ohhh Wow, look at all those colours, even the flavours are amazing on this one. Loving it

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 17/6/22 03:46

I love all the color. This sounds delicious, so much flavor.

Sherry's Pickings 17/6/22 10:27

you may remember i don't like tomatoes but i do love asparagus!


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