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Balsamic Glazed Roasted Tomato and Asparagus

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Tomato and Asparagus is a fancy side dish that secretly took you only minutes to make. Roast, drizzle and serve!

 

Before you make our delicious roasted asparagus, I highly recommend reading our short post on how to prepare asparagus.

Once you’ve done that let’s jump into our balsamic glazed vegetable side dish! It’s becoming one of our faves alongside green beans and potatoes with bacon  and as a main dish, Instant Pot Short Ribs.

A close-up picture of balsamic glazed roasted tomatoes and asparagus. The bright green asparagus and sliced red and yellow tomatoes are drizzled with balsamic glaze and topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Tomato and Asparagus

This is such a beautiful and simple roasted vegetable side dish that I want to point out that you can certainly play around with things like adding mozzarella cheese to make it a caprese dish or throwing in some toasted bread crumbs right fore serving. 

We love using Heirloom grape tomatoes as they have beautiful colors and a little extra flavor. 

 

A bunch of fresh asparagus on a wood cutting board. There is a glass bowl of sliced red and yellow heirloom tomatoes next to the asparagus. A glass container of oil is in the background.

What Ingredients for Balsamic Glazed Roasted Tomato Asparagus

I love this recipe all year round because while some things are better straight from the garden everything is easily purchased any time of the year. That makes it a quick and easy but oh so pretty and delicious side dish recipe. 

  • Tomatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Parmesan Cheese, Shredded

 

A baking pan with fresh green asparagus on one end and sliced red and yellow heirloom tomatoes on the other end.

How to Roast Asparagus

The best way to roast asparagus is to leave it alone. Sitting on the cookie sheet is what allows the vegetables to caramelize on the pan.

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Trim your asparagus and toss in olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Place evenly on the cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes depending on how soft you like it.

 

A serving dish with balsamic glazed roasted tomatoes and asparagus. The green roasted asparagus is covered with sliced red and yellow tomatoes with a drizzle of balsamic glaze over the top. Grated Parmesan cheese is sprinkled over it all. The serving dish is sitting on a green and white checked cloth.

How Do You Know When Asparagus Is Cooked?

Perfectly cooked asparagus should be tender but firm.

Asparagus should be able to still snap when bent with your hands. If it bends completely without snapping, it is over-cooked according to most chefs. 

However, I like it cooked a little past that. 🙂

 How to Roast Tomatoes

Roasting tomatoes is a little worrisome to people as they seem to delicate to throw in the oven, but roasting tomatoes is one of my favorite things. It naturally brings out the sugars and really deepens the flavor of a tomato. 

 

  1. Arrange the tomatoes on the opposite end of the cookie sheet from the asparagus. 
  2. Keeping the veggies apart is important so that the juices don’t boil the asparagus.
  3. Roast for the same amount of time as the asparagus. They are done when you see the wilting of the tomatoes and dark spots forming. 

 

Balsamic glazed roasted tomatoes and asparagus. The bright green asparagus is topped with sliced red and yellow tomatoes and drizzled with balsamic glaze. There is grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

How to Store Asparagus

I rarely buy asparagus the day that I intend to make it, which means I had to learn quickly how to store it. 

  • To store asparagus – Stand your asparagus up in about 1-2″ of water and place in the fridge. 

The best advice I can ever give you about produce is kind of a big deal. Ready for a favorite tip from Oh, Sweet Basil?

Oh Sweet Basil Pro Tip

All produce should match how you bought it in the store.

Let’s think about this, the grocery store wants the food to look it’s best, end up tasting its best and last a long time so they aren’t wasting money. That means they are looking into the best way to store their food, so follow their lead. 

If it’s being chilled, keep it in the fridge, if it’s out in bins, follow by storing in a dark, cool location. 

 

A serving of balsamic glazed roasted tomatoes and asparagus on a slice of bread. the roasted tomatoes and asparagus are drizzled with balsamic glaze and sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese. There is another serving on two slices of bread in the background.

How to Serve Roasted Asparagus

You can serve this dish as is, which is 99% of the time how we serve it. But it’s kind of fun and extra delicious to throw it on a little bread or toasted crostini. 

How to Store Leftover Asparagus

Storing leftover asparagus is simple. Place it in a Tupperware with a lid on it and store it in the fridge for up to 1 day after it is cooked. 

 

How to Reheat Asparagus

You can warm asparagus in the microwave or in the oven at 400 degrees. You cannot re-crisp asparagus but it is pretty good the next day. I often throw it in a pasta or salad so it isn’t standing alone. 

 

A serving dish of balsamic glazed tomatoes and asparagus. The bright green asparagus and sliced red and yellow heirloom tomatoes are drizzled with balsamic glaze and sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese. The serving dish is sitting on a green and white checked cloth. There is a fork beside the dish and a cup of balsamic glaze and a dish of grated cheese and a cheese grater in the background.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Asparagus Good For You?

Asparagus is low in calories and is a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K.

 

What Are Heirloom Grape Tomatoes? 

Heirloom tomatoes are varieties of tomatoes whose seeds have been passed down for generations.

Heirloom tomatoes offer an intense flavor that really sets them apart as the best tomatoes in my opinion. 

If you can’t find heirloom tomatoes you can use regular tomatoes.

 

Main Dish

Try our garlic parmesan chicken recipe as the main dish!

 

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A serving dish with balsamic glazed roasted tomatoes and asparagus. The bright green asparagus and sliced red and yellow tomatoes are drizzled with balsamic glaze and topped with grated Parmesan cheese. The is a bowl of grated cheese and a brick of Parmesan cheese, a cup of balsamic glaze, and a glass container of oil in the background.

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Tomato and Asparagus

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Simple roasted asparagus and tomatoes with a slightly sweet balsamic reduction and parmesan.

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch Asparagus trimmed
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil divided
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Cups Tomatoes heirloom, grape, cut in half
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan Shredded
  • Basil fresh, chopped, for garnish
  • 1/2 Cup Vinegar balsamic
  • 12 teaspoon Sugar

Instructions

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Allow to come to a simmer and cook until reduced by 1/3. Set aside to cool. 
  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Toss the asparagus and tomatoes in the oil, salt and pepper. Place asparagus on one side of a baking sheet and tomatoes on the other to keep the tomato juices from the asparagus. 
  • Roast for 10 minutes, remove and place on a platter quickly with the parmesan on top. Drizzle with glaze and serve! 

Notes

Try adding mozzarella cheese to make it extra cheesy!
Left overs can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Glazed Roasted Tomato and Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 404mg12%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1536IU31%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 133mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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