Tuscan-Style Roasted Asparagus
Roasting vegetables brings out their full flavor. In this recipe asparagus is roasted with grape tomatoes to deliver some sweetness, and pine nut to give a rich flavor.
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
- 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
- 3 tablespoons pine nuts
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
Place the asparagus, tomatoes and pine nuts on a foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Mix 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, salt and pepper; add to asparagus and toss to coat.
Bake at 400° for 15 - 20 minutes or just until asparagus is tender. Drizzle with remaining oil and lemon juice; sprinkle with cheese and lemon peel. Toss to combine.
Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts 1 serving equals 95 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.