Caprese Asparagus Salad is an amazing summer side dish, perfect with grilled salmon or grilled chicken. If you are looking for a delicious, yet quick side dish to make, Caprese Asparagus salad topped with Mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and a balsamic glaze is the answer!

Caprese Asparagus Salad

I still can’t believe it is finally summer time here in NY! And I’m absolutely loving it! I’ve been enjoying all of the summer side dishes, like this asparagus salad. Today, I’m sharing with you another favorite simple asparagus recipe: Caprese Asparagus Salad.

If you are looking for a delicious, yet quick side dish to make, Caprese Asparagus Salad topped with Mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and a balsamic glaze is definitely the answer!

If you are looking for a delicious, yet quick side dish to make, Caprese Asparagus salad topped with Mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and a balsamic glaze is the answer!

How Long to Bake Asparagus? 

About 10 to 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Here are some simple steps to to perfectly cook these green stalks:

  • Prep: Cut off the woody ends of the asparagus and toss away. Arrange the asparagus stalks on a foil or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Season:Toss the asparagus with olive oil and black pepper to coat. 
  • Bake: Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Add cheese, bake for another 5 minutes. You know your Asparagus are ready, when the largest stem is fork tender. 
Caprese Asparagus Salad is an amazing summer side dish, perfect with grilled salmon or grilled chicken. If you are looking for a delicious, yet quick side dish to make, Caprese Asparagus salad topped with Mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and a balsamic glaze is the answer!

Caprese Asparagus Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

If you are looking for a delicious, yet quick side dish to make, Caprese Asparagus salad topped with Mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and a balsamic glaze is the answer!

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. If you are looking for a delicious, yet quick side dish to make, Caprese Asparagus salad topped with Mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and a balsamic glaze is the answer!
    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. I used Mozzarella balls cut into small pieces. If you are looking for a delicious, yet quick side dish to make, Caprese Asparagus salad topped with Mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and a balsamic glaze is the answer!
    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.
    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 for this recipe, but any other regular balsamic glaze will work just fine.

 

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