This Roasted Asparagus with Smoky Romesco Sauce is a simple, flavor-packed recipe that is sure to brighten up your dinner table with! With just 1 pan and I'm 30 minutes you’ll have a show stopping side dish ready to go.
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This Roasted Asparagus with Smoky Romesco Sauce

This Roasted Asparagus with Smoky Romesco Sauce is a simple, flavor-packed recipe that is sure to brighten up your dinner table! 
Course Appetizers, Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Spanish
Keyword asparagus and romesco, roasted asparagus
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Easter, Thanksgiving
Time 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 245kcal
Author Sarah Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus 450 g
  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes 375 g
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil + more for drizzling 60 mL
  • 3 Tbsp almond butter 15 mL
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp lemon juice 10 mL
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp salt + pinch for asparagus
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • Garnish with a handful of chopped almonds

Instructions

  • Asparagus: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 C). Wash and trim the asparagus, using a vegetable peeler to remove the tough skin of the bottom if it’s too thick. Set on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet with the tomatoes. Drizzle with a tablespoon or so of olive oil, sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until asparagus spears are tender when poked with a fork.
  • Romesco: Once cooked, make the romesco sauce by placing 1 cup of the cooked cherry tomatoes into a food processor along with roasted pepper, olive oil, almond butter, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  • Assemble: To serve, arrange asparagus spears on a serving dish. Pour romesco sauce over the spears, top with remaining ½ cup of cherry tomatoes, and garnish with chopped almonds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (1/4 recipe) | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2550IU | Vitamin C: 103.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 5.2mg