Italian Asparagus

"Love asparagus!! From Cooking light"
photo by Derf2440 photo by Derf2440
photo by Derf2440
photo by Derf2440 photo by Derf2440
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  • Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
  • Remove scales from stalks with a knife or veggie peeler, if desired.
  • Arrange asparagus in a veggie steamer over boiling water.
  • Cover and steam 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp tender, keep warm.
  • Combine tomato and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stir well.
  • To serve, spoon tomato mixture over asparagus, sprinkle with cheese.

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  1. sarahj
    great recipe and pretty too! I used 3/4 C canned chopped tomatoes, parboiled asparagus for a couple min. In 9x13 pan arranged asparagus and put tomato mixture across middle. 10 min, at 400. Come summer I will use fresh tomatoes and herbs and not warm it in oven. Great with trout almondine and brown rice.
  2. Dancer
    Hi Derf, I loved this, I had to change oregano to basil because I am alergic, but it didn't affect the recipe at all. We loved and i will be making it again. Its a keeper. Thanks for posting.
  3. RedVinoGirl
    Really good and very different from anything I've had in the past. Was making recipe #112206 (Scoozi's Pollo Al Limone) and needed a side veggie. This paired VERY well without stealing the show. The flavors were nice...I love tomatoes and asparagus. Next time I may add a bit of garlic into the process. I roasted the asparagus in the oven first after spraying them with a garlic/EVOO spray rather than steam. Would do this again as well. Delicious and highly recommended. Will make again.
  4. Josh Indiana
    This was the recipe I chose for my first time of making asparagus. (I wasn't even sure what "scales" were till I bought some.) I used the ingredients as listed, though I didn't measure, I just threw in amounts that looked right to me. The results were wonderful, no leftovers, we all ate seconds. Now I have a new vegetable dish; wow. Thanks!
  5. Starrynews
    Thanks for a fun way to eat asparagus! I used basil in addition to the oregano and thyme. It was great.



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