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Warm Salad or a quick Side Dish

Asparagus with Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

I love Asparagus, delicious and healthy and there are many ways to cook it. You can grill it, saute, steam or blanch, it always tastes excellent. So add a dose of health to your daily diet with my Asparagus and Cherry tomato hash.

This quick Asparagus recipe can be an excellent side dish which will go perfect with grilled meats or fried rice. But I in fact love to enjoy it as warm lunch salad.

Note: Always buy firm bunch of asparagus. Grocery stores usually submerge it in water to keep the stems fresh longer.

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Asparagus with Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

Asparagus with Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Yields 2 Servings Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes  
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano  (dried)
  • 1 lbs Asparagus  (Washed and 2 inch of stems removed from bottom.)
  • 2-3 Garlic  (cloves)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil  
  • 1 tbsp Lemon  (juice)
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro  (for garnish)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt and Black Pepper  (or per taste)

Directions

  • Step for Recipe - Asparagus with Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes
    1. Discard 2 inch of stems from bottom half of asparagus, dice the rest into 1 inch pieces. Also slice the cherry tomato in halves.
  • 2. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and let saute for 1 minute. Now add oregano, asparagus and saute for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper and let it cook for another 4-5 minutes or till asparagus are tender and tomatoes have mellowed a bit. Mix in lemon juice and remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro leaves, serve warm or at room temperature.
Savita's Notes:
To keep Asparagus fresh longer in refrigerator, submerge stems in 1/2 inch water. Just cut 1/2 inch hard stems from bottom and then let the asparagus bunch stand in water. Change water everyday until you decide to use it.

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