Tuscan-Style Roasted Asparagus - Good Hot or Cold!


 Photo credit: Taste of home

Photo credit: Taste of home

1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed

1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved

3 tablespoons pine nuts

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Preheat oven to 400°. Place the asparagus, tomatoes and pine nuts on a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Mix 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, salt and pepper; add to asparagus and toss to coat.

Bake 15-20 minutes or just until asparagus is tender. Drizzle with remaining oil and the lemon juice; sprinkle with cheese and lemon peel. Toss to combine. 
Recipe yields 8 servings; Prep time: 20 minutes; Bake time: 15 minutes
Originally published Taste of Home February/March 2013