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roasted asparagus with cherry tomatoes and lemon
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Roasted Asparagus with Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted asparagus with cherry tomatoes is a delicious Mediterranean-inspired dish. It pairs deliciously with seafood, steak, or chicken. It's an easy side dish to make, and is a low-carb, Whole30-friendly dish.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, low carb, Side Dish, Vegetable, vegetarian, whole30
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: asparagus, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes
Servings: 2
Author: Aimee


  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 6 leaves basil
  • 1 lemon
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Prepare the asparagus by snapping off or cutting the woody ends of the stems. Place the asparagus on a sheet pan and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss.
  • Cook the asparagus in the oven for 20-25 minutes if thick, 17-20 minutes if thin.
  • Take the basil leaves and slice thinly.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes until blistered, stirring frequently.
  • As tomatoes soften, smash a few carefully with a spoon to release the juices into the olive oil.
  • Remove asparagus from the oven when done. Plate, then spoon tomatoes and oil over the asparagus. Squeeze juice from half a lemon over the top. Add the sliced basil. Add salt and pepper.