Asparagus with Sun Dried Tomato and Scallion – Light and fresh this Asparagus and Snap Peas with Sun Dried Tomato and Scallions is the perfect side dish for and meal.
Asparagus is a family favorite for us. I am always looking for a different way to serve it since I normally make it once a week or so. Asparagus is extremely low in calories and is packed with vitamins. And we all love it which is a win win for me.
When buying asparagus, choose stalks with dry, tight tips and firm, unwrinkled stalks. And fat stalks don’t necessarily mean tough asparagus. Although I don’t like them too thick . And I don’t like the thin ones. ( I will never buy the thin ones) I like a medium size stalk best.
Older plants produce thicker spears, but they can be just as tender and flavorful. This recipe for roasted asparagus with scallions and sun-dried tomatoes brings all the delicious seasonal flavors together with the deep richness of the tomatoes and the freshness of scallions.
Although asparagus is a spring vegetable it can be found in the market all year long now along with snap peas. That’s why this dish is so great. It is perfect all year long. I am a sun dried tomato lover. I think they add so much flavor for such a little thing!! And I just love, love the flavor of sun dried tomato, garlic and scallions together!! It’s so simple yet gives such a burst of flavor. Try it, you will love it 🙂
Make this delicious side dish!
- 4-5 Sun Dried Tomatoes in olive oil
- 3 Garlic Cloves minced
- 4 Scallions Chopped
- 1/4 lb. Fresh Snap Peas cleaned and sliced in half
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 Tsp. Dried Thyme
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1 1/2 lb. Fresh Asparagus trimmed and cleaned
Place butter and olive oil in a medium skillet.
When butter is melted add tomato, scallion, and garlic. Sautee but be very careful to not burn garlic.
Add asparagus and sautee. We like ours very crisp so it takes just a few minutes.
Add snap peas and sautee a couple of minutes more.
Add salt, pepper and dried thyme to taste.
Toss and serve