Asparagus Side Dish Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Asparagus Side Dish Recipe
  • READY IN 17 mins

Asparagus Side Dish

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"This a deliciously easy way to prepare asparagus. Sometimes I add julienned carrots and steam them together. It all looks very pretty with the colors."

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Directions

  1. Combine the asparagus and water in a 10 inch skillet and place over medium heat; cover. Allow the asparagus to steam until tender, about 10 minutes; drain. Reduce heat to low and return the skillet to the heat. Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Add the grape tomatoes to the skillet and replace the lid. Allow to sit covered until the cheese melts and the tomatoes are slightly steamed, about 2 minutes.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 12 mins
  • READY IN 17 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 04, 2010

Made this last night for a New Year's Eve dinner - super easy, very very tasty and pretty on the plate to boot! I used two bunches of asparagus, about 3/4 pint of tomatoes, oil and 1/3 cup cheese. No salt or pepper. VERY good - will make again!!! Just 5 people almost ate it all up!! Tip: When steaming the asparagus, steam slightly underdone as it will keep cooking during the few minutes that the cheese melts. Also, drain off the water real well so you don't get watery cheese.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 22, 2011

it was ok -

 
Mar 22, 2010

I was looking for a quick recipe to use up a bunch of asparagus we had lying around and decided to give this a try. Instead of just olive oil, I used a garlic balsamic vinaigrette that I had already made (EV olive oil, garlic, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt, black pepper). I let the asparagus simmer for a couple minutes in the vinaigrette with the added tomatoes then grated fresh parmesan over the top before serving. We loved this! It was such a fresh & delicious side dish! Thanks for the great idea! :)

 
Feb 24, 2010

Awesome! I didn't have any tomatoes so made it without and it was still a hit. I took the advice of other reviewers and cut the steaming time in half and reduced the amount of cheese. Leftovers were excellent the next day on the salad I had for lunch.

 
Feb 22, 2010

Excellent! I steamed for only 5-7 minutes and added less olive oil.

 
Apr 06, 2010

Excellent recipe! I made it for Easter and there wasn't a bite left. The only change I made was to add a splash of white balsamic vinegar with the olive oil. I will definitely be making it again.

 
Sep 17, 2009

This was a great recipe - dinner guests loved it. The tomatos added such great color to this dish. I did hit the Asparagus with some sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. Will definitely make again.

 
Jul 13, 2009

Easy and delicious.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 160 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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