Cheesy asparagus with cherry tomatoes

    17 min

    Steamed asparagus and cherry tomatoes are topped with olive oil and Parmesan cheese in this easy and colourful spring dish.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
    • 150ml water
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 10 grape tomatoes, or more, halved

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. Combine the asparagus and water in a pan and place over medium heat; cover. Allow the asparagus to steam until tender, about 10 minutes; drain. Reduce heat to low and return the pan to the heat. Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Add the cherry tomatoes to the pan and replace the lid. Allow to sit covered until the cheese melts and the tomatoes are slightly steamed, about 2 minutes.

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    Made this last night for a New Year's Eve dinner - super easy, very very tasty and pretty on the plate to boot! I used two bunches of asparagus, about 3/4 pint of tomatoes, oil and 1/3 cup cheese. No salt or pepper. VERY good - will make again!!! Just 5 people almost ate it all up!! Tip: When steaming the asparagus, steam slightly underdone as it will keep cooking during the few minutes that the cheese melts. Also, drain off the water real well so you don't get watery cheese.  -  01 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was looking for a quick recipe to use up a bunch of asparagus we had lying around and decided to give this a try. Instead of just olive oil, I used a garlic balsamic vinaigrette that I had already made (EV olive oil, garlic, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt, black pepper). I let the asparagus simmer for a couple minutes in the vinaigrette with the added tomatoes then grated fresh parmesan over the top before serving. We loved this! It was such a fresh & delicious side dish! Thanks for the great idea!  -  22 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Awesome! I didn't have any tomatoes so made it without and it was still a hit. I took the advice of other reviewers and cut the steaming time in half and reduced the amount of cheese. Leftovers were excellent the next day on the salad I had for lunch.  -  24 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)