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.
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
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.
Thank you for reading.