Enjoy the delicious flavor of this fresh asparagus side dish. The asparagus is tender and delicious.
One of my favorite vegetables is asparagus. Even though asparagus is usually thought of as a spring or summer vegetable I can usually find some most of the year.
I couldn't pass up the chance to enjoy some fresh asparagus one more time before the prices go up so I decided to make this very easy but delicious sautéed Asparagus recipe you see here.
This asparagus recipe was first shared on Oct 2, 2014. The photos and content was updated on June 15th, 2022.
I love sautéing vegetables in olive oil. It is so much healthier for you than butter or margarine.
How To Make Sautéed Asparagus and Tomatoes
- fresh asparagus
- cherry or grape tomatoes
- sweet onion
- extra virgin olive oil
- ground black pepper
- sea salt
- Parmesan cheese
Step 1: Dice the bacon and fry until crisp in a skillet.
Step 2: Add the diced onion and tomatoes to the pan and sauté until the onion is translucent.
Step 3: Add the olive oil, asparagus, minced garlic, salt and pepper to the pan and toss.
Step 4: Cover the pan and cook the asparagus until heated through but still crisp, about 3-4 minutes. Thick asparagus will need to cook a few minutes longer.
Step 5: Transfer the asparagus to a serving platter along with all the liquid from the pan.
Step 6: Grate fresh Parmesan cheese over the top and serve immediately. Make 2 to 4 servings.
More way to use fresh asparagus
Sautéed Asparagus and Tomatoes with Bacon
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus ((rinsed and tough bottom removed))
- 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
- 4 slices bacon
- ¼ cup finely diced onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin Olive Oil
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- Dice the bacon and fry in a skillet until crispy.
- Add the diced onion and tomatoes to the pan, Sauté until the onion is translucent.
- Add the olive oil, the trimmed asparagus, minced garlic, salt and black pepper to the skillet and toss.
- Cover the pan and sauté the asparagus until tender but still crisp, about 3-4 minutes. Thick asparagus stalks' will need to cook a few minutes longer.
- Transfer the asparagus to a serving platter along with all the juices from the pan.
- Grate fresh Parmesan cheese over the top and serve immediately.
- 2 to 4 servings