Asparagus with tomato and basil

Caprese Asparagus Salad

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This Caprese Asparagus Salad is light, refreshing, and bursting with flavor. It’s so simple to prepare and can be made in less than 20 minutes! It makes the perfect vegetarian side dish. Gluten-free, Keto friendly and low carb!

Asparagus with tomato and basil

Caprese Asparagus Salad

Here’s one of my all time favorite asparagus recipes, along with Air-Fried Asparagus and Asparagus Salad. If you are looking for a delicious, quick, low carb side dish to make, Caprese Asparagus Salad topped with Mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and a balsamic glaze is definitely the answer!

 

Ingredients:

  • Asparagus
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

asparagus tomato basil salad

How to Roast Asparagus? 

Roasting these green stalks couldn’t be any easier. 

  • Prep: Rinse the spears under cool water to remove any grit and dry by gently rolling them in a kitchen towel. Cut/snap off the woody ends of the asparagus and toss away. Arrange the asparagus stalks on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper for easy clean up. 
  • Season: Toss your prepared asparagus with a light drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Bake: Bake at 400 degrees until fork tender. The baking time will vary depending on the thickness of your asparagus. Thin asparagus, like the kind I used here, was done in 15 minutes. Thicker asparagus will need between 15 to 20 minutes. 

How to Make this Easy Asparagus Salad:

  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking pan with parchment paper. Grease with spray.
  • Arrange the asparagus on one side of the baking sheet in a row on one side of the baking pan and the cherry tomatoes in a row on the other side of the pan.
  • Drizzle the top of the asparagus and cherry tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Place the sheet pan in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.

roasting asparagus

  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and top the asparagus with the shredded Mozzarella cheese. Place back in the oven and continue to cook until the cheese is melted. This will take about 5 minutes.

asparagus and cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet

  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the asparagus on a serving plate. Top the asparagus with tomatoes. I arrange the tomatoes to cover the melted cheese.
  • Add a coat of fresh basil over the tomatoes and drizzle with balsamic glaze on top. 

caprese asparagus salad

What to serve with Caprese Asparagus Salad:

 
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Caprese Salad with Asparagus

Yield: 4

Caprese Asparagus Salad

Asparagus with tomato and basil

The most flavor ready in less than 20 minutes. Make this incredibly easy side dish for a picnic or a side to pasta or protein.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus- stalks trimmed
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes- halved
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp Fresh basil- chopped
  • Balsamic glaze- for garnish

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
    2. Line a baking pan with a foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
    3. Arrange the asparagus on one side of the baking sheet in a row on one side of the baking pan.
    4. Arrange the cherry tomatoes in a row on the other side of the pan.
    5. Drizzle the top of the asparagus and cherry tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.
    6. Place the sheet pan in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
    7. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and top the asparagus with the shredded Mozzarella cheese.
    8. Place back in the oven and continue to cook until the cheese is melted. This will take about 5 minutes.
    9. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the asparagus on a serving plate. Top the asparagus with tomatoes. I arrange the tomatoes to cover the melted cheese.
    10. Add a coat of fresh basil over the tomatoes.
    11. Drizzle the balsamic glaze on top and serve.
    12. Enjoy!

Notes

Raspberry Balsamic Glaze is my favorite balsamic glaze, but any other regular balsamic glaze will work just fine. You can also make your own!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 387mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 11g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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