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Asparagus with Tomatoes and Feta Cooking View
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A few months ago my friend and I took a little road trip to go to a concert.  We stayed with her aunt and uncle, and her aunt was gracious enough to cook a wonderful meal for us when we arrived.  She made a delicious salmon as the entree, but what really wowed me was the asparagus.  It was topped with a mixture of fresh tomatoes and feta, and it was unbelievably delicious.  I mean, this was back in April and I’m still thinking about it now!  So, I finally decided to try recreating it here at home and I’m happy to report that this was every bit as delicious as I remember.  Hands down, my favorite way to prepare asparagus.  Very simple but so delicious, and a great way to use up any extra feta you have in the fridge.  I don’t really know what else to say about this except that it is a spectacular side dish!

Asparagus with Tomatoes and Feta
Yield: about 3-4 servings

Ingredients

1 bunch asparagus
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 shallot, finely minced
2-3 vine ripened tomatoes, seeded and diced
3 oz. crumbled feta cheese
Salt and pepper

Cooking View

Directions

  • In a large skillet, lay the asparagus in a single layer (or as close to a single layer as you can get).  Add water just until the asparagus is covered.  Heat over medium-high heat until the water boils.  Reduce the heat and let simmer until the asparagus is tender.

  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a medium skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat.  Sauté the shallot until tender, 3-4 minutes.  Add the diced tomatoes to the pan and cook 2-3 minutes, just to warm and wilt very slightly.  Once the asparagus is tender, remove from the heat and drain.  Remove the shallot-tomato mixture from the heat, stir in the feta, and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Place the warm asparagus on a serving platter (or individual plates) and top with the tomato-feta mixture.  Serve immediately.

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  • http://mysteryloverskitchen.com Riley Adams

    This is so pretty that it’ll make even my husband eat asparagus! Thanks for sharing this.

    Riley

  • http://allthingssunny.blogspot.com Sunny

    In the words of Rachel Ray – Yum’o! I love feta and my latest addiction is goat cheese!

  • http://oneshotbeyond.wordpress.com/ oneshotbeyond

    looks healthy and fabulous!

  • http://familyfriendsandfood.blogspot.com patsyk

    Fantastic way to top asparagus! Nice and light for summer, too!

  • nutmegnanny

    Asparagus and feta are two of my favorite things…yum!

  • http://www.cakebatterandbowl.com Kerstin

    Sold as soon as I saw feta was involved :) Looks like a lovely asparagus side dish!

  • http://bakingismyzen.blogspot.com BAKING is my ZeN

    So simple and a great way to dress up asparagus. Great photo!
    Carmen

  • http://bigflavors.blogspot.com Ashley

    Ooh – I don’t know if I’ve tried asparagus with feta before – this looks great!

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com Kevin

    What a tasty way to enjoy some asparagus!

  • http://aspoonfulofthyme.blogspot.com/ Kate

    mmmmmmm. Looks delicious!

  • http://sweeteepig.blogspot.com/ Dana

    I made this last weekend, and it was great! I added a touch of balsamic vinnegar and served it as a salad.

  • http://pursuitofhealthfulness.blogspot.com/ Emily

    I love: asparagus, feta cheese, fresh tomatoes… this looks absolutely perfect!

  • http://gurlinformme.blogspot.com Melanie

    This recipe is so amazing. I’ve made it a bunch since I saw it via Tastespotting. I’m going to use the tomato/feta mixture on steamed spinach tonight, since my boyfriend is scared of asparagus. (So sad!) Thanks so much for your awesome blog!

  • Mrs. Montalvo

    DELICIOUS!!! I think I’ll cut the asparagus on the diagonal into 1 1/2′ spears, toss it all together and serve as a cold salad! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • Tracey Neal

    Extra yummy!!

  • Shelley

    I have a similar favorite- cook and blanch asparagus, toss with fresh chopped tomatoes and basalmic vinegar, olive oil, s&p and fresh minced basil. Refrigerate and add feta before serving. So good for even those who don’t really like asparagus! I’ll have to try your way now too!

  • Melissa

    mm i’m making this tonight to kick off grilling season, along side grilled steaks! it sounds like the perfect spring/summer side dish!

  • Mrs. Hunter

    Made this last night and it was fantastic! I’ll make a double batch next time for sure.