Asparagus Recipe Quick
Have you ever struggled to decide what to make for dinner? When you’re new at the task of cooking, it sucks. You want a meal that’s simple enough that anyone can cook, but yet still interesting so that there’s no boredom at the table. This asparagus recipe is a great go-to meal idea for those days when you don’t know how to plan ahead. It has everything needed: vegetables, salad ingredients, and protein – all in one dish. This simple asparagus recipe packs incredible flavor.
Ingredients for Asparagus Recipe Quick
- 5 lbs. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
1 cup chopped ham
3/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
2 cups your favorite dressing (e.g. my home made Italian vinaigrette)
Directions to prepare Asparagus Recipe Quick
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spray a 9×13 pan with cooking oil and set aside.
- Steam the asparagus for 5 minutes until just tender, but not waterlogged, and still bright green in color. Set aside and leave the asparagus steaming in the strainer for about five minutes so that it’s easier to chop into bite size pieces after you are done steaming them.
- Place the asparagus and cheese in a large bowl. When the cheese is soft and melted, add the ham and tomatoes.
- Pour dressing over salad until it’s evenly mixed into the asparagus mixture. Toss to coat well.
- Arrange salad portions evenly on pan, gently pressing them down into an even layer so that there are no crevices for steam to escape from the salad ingredients, covering all of the pan edges with dressing if you choose.
- Bake in oven at 450 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, and serve with a side of drinks and chips.
What is the healthiest way to eat asparagus?
Asparagus is an extremely healthy vegetable that contains many health benefiting vitamins and nutrients, so how can you ensure that you are getting the most out of this veggie? The healthiest way to eat asparagus is to steam it without boiling. Boiling water can rob asparagus of its flavor, as well as some of its health benefits. This steaming method will also allow easier digestion for your body to break down the vitamins and minerals when you consume the vegetable.
What does asparagus go well with?
Asparagus is a versatile vegetable that pairs well with many food choices, so you can put it on the table with just about anything. Here are some examples:
-Steak and seafood dishes (including salmon)
How long do you cook asparagus in boiling water?
What’s the best way to make asparagus? When should you add it to your pasta? Questions like these are all actually quite easy to answer. If you boil asparagus, it’s best to use plenty of water and to bring the water to a boil. You want the asparagus to be tender, but still firm. This typically takes about five minutes for most people. Keep in mind that if your asparagus is very thick, it will take longer than five minutes.
Is asparagus good for headaches? Asparagus has long been known for its headache relief properties and this is easy to understand why when you consider how much vitamin B6 this vegetable contains.
Who should not eat asparagus?
Asparagus is a great vegetable that many people eat and it’s quite healthy, but it’s also important to know that there are some people who shouldn’t consume it. If you have a sensitivity to asparagus and other members of the allium family, then you should not eat this vegetable. Additionally, diabetics should not consume asparagus either.
Can I freeze fresh asparagus?
The health benefits of asparagus are not just limited to the vegetables themselves. The seeds from this vegetable are also very healthy and nutritious. They have a lot of protein, antioxidants, and fiber content in them, which makes them a great addition to any diet.
What is the best way to cook asparagus?
Asparagus is easy to cook because it can be boiled or steamed. You can also cook it in a traditional way by roasting it, but this is not one of the healthiest ways to prepare this vegetable. When you steam asparagus, try to do it with no more than two inches of water in the pot. If you boil asparagus, you need about three minutes of water at a boil point for every pound of asparagus.
How long will asparagus last in the fridge?
Asparagus can last for about two to three days in the refrigerator when it’s put in a plastic container that is then placed inside another container. Make sure you put the asparagus right up against one side of the container you’re using, then fill up the other side with a food safe material like paper towels. You want to use a thick layer of paper towels so that they absorb any moisture that might otherwise get on your asparagus.
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