First let me say that I’m not the biggest asparagus fan on the planet. But I’m always looking for creative ways to “learn to like” all sorts of healthy veggies and this roasted asparagus recipe made my sister and my knees buckle, it’s just that fabulous.
We are both convinced this is the most delicious way to eat asparagus, and it also happens to look gorgeous on the plate, so it’s a wonderful dish for entertaining. Hope you love it as much as we do!
1 bunch asparagus spears (about 20 spears)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
sea salt to taste
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup feta cheese
Preheat oven to 400F. Rinse asparagus and snap off woody ends. Break asparagus into 2 inch segments. In a medium bowl, toss asparagus in olive oil. Add sea salt to your taste. Spread asparagus onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven and roast for 7-14 minutes or until asparagus is crisp but tender, turning spears over halfway through. While asparagus is roasting, place walnuts in a small pie tin or baking pan in the oven alongside the asparagus and roast them for about 3-5 minutes or until they start to smell all nutty and roasted. Watch the nuts carefully so they don’t burn. Serve asparagus sprinkled with walnuts and feta cheese. It just MELTS in your mouth!