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Looking for a healthy, delicious side dish Ridgely Brode makes Asparagus with Balsamic Tomatoes and Pine Nuts on her blog Ridgely's Radar.

Asparagus with Balsamic Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

  • Author: Cooking Light
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Vegetable
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/3 red onion sliced
  • Optional: Sprinkle with your favorite cheese


  1. Cook asparagus in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add tomatoes, pine nuts and garlic; cook 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in vinegar; cook 3 minutes. Stir in salt.
  5. Arrange asparagus on a platter; top with tomato mixture.
  6. Sprinkle with sliced onions and/or your favorite cheese

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