This week we're talking local produce and Asparagus is one of our favorites to eat when it's available locally. Here's a lovely recipe that you can serve hot or cold.
To make this a complete meal, just add your favorite protein.
1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons pine nuts
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Looking to add more fibrous carbs? Try peas, artichokes, fennel, arugula or spinach!
Nutritional Yeast is a wonderful way to add a cheesy flavor to your meals without adding a lot of unnecessary calories or fat. Nutritional yeast is dairy-free (and usually gluten-free), and contains zero sugar and absolutely no soy!
Preheat oven to 400°.
Place the asparagus, tomatoes and pine nuts on a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
Mix 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, salt and pepper; add to asparagus and toss to coat.
Bake 15-20 minutes or just until asparagus is tender.
Drizzle with remaining oil and the lemon juice
Sprinkle with nutritional yeast (optional) and lemon zest. Toss to combine.