Asparagus & Tomato Salsa Bake

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Are you searching for healthy, pretty looking and most importantly quick and easy diner ideas? Well you just found one. This asparagus side dish is all of the above.
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I love asparagus and since I tried many ways to prepare this lovely vegetable, I also started creating my own recipes.
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One of my original asparagus recipes that I am featuring in this post is crunchy baked asparagus topped with fresh tomato and mint salsa. It is a very simple, quick and easy recipe and this is why I love, so I wanted to share it with you. You will find that all of the ingredients needed to execute this recipe you may already have in your fridge or pantry, and if you decide to have this side dish with fish, your dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Ingredients:

Bunch of asparagus
1 large tomato
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
5-7 leaves of fresh mint
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
Dash of dried basil

Method:

Cut tomato into small pieces. Add oil, sugar, salt, garlic, mint and set aside. Let the mixture stand for few minutes for flavors to incorporate. In the mean time turn you oven to 400 F, rinse asparagus, line a baking pan with baking paper and spread asparagus in the pan. Top the asparagus with tomato salsa reserving the juice of the salsa. Sprinkle the asparagus tops with the salsa juice for flavor. Sprinkle over the grated mozzarella and basil.

Bake for 15 minutes and then broil for 5 minutes. At this point in the higher rack of your oven you can broil few slices of bread which after taking them out of the oven you can top them with salsa from the baked asparagus. This way you will have some bruschettas aside.

While your asparagus releases the yummy aromas from the oven you can cook fish of your choice and make your favorite salad.

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10If you decide to try this recipe I would love to hear from you and see how you rate it.

Thank you for reading.

Besa

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5 thoughts on “Asparagus & Tomato Salsa Bake

    • Thank you Global Chow and good luck to all participants entering your April contest. I checked your recent posts and you got some very nice recipes over there. I will be returning again to check your next posts. THanks again.

  1. I made this recipe the other day and absolutely loved it, even my 6 year old liked it. I only baked for 10 min instead of 15 and broiled for 5 min.
    Healthy, delicious and easy to make, I would give this recipe five stars ***** 🙂

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