I have been enjoying whipping up new(ish) recipes or adding more flavor to my original recipe to freshen up our day to day menu.
I usually google combinations to make sure that they even go together. "Hey Google, does balsamic vinegar go well with asparagus?" Google usually provides a long, but informative answer. The answer is, yes.
My boyfriend was grilling chicken and I wanted to add flare to our side dishes. We purchased a two pound bag of asparagus from Costco so I decided to dig into it.
I dressed the asparagus with a dash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I chopped up cherry tomatoes and sprinkled Kraft parmesan cheese. I didn't have shredded parmesan so it was a great substitute.
|The finished product.|
The asparagus was rich with flavor and tender. I loved the taste of the balsamic infused cherry tomatoes. They were sweet and tender. I was actually surprised that it turned out as well as it did.
Ingredients: [Prep time: 15 minutes]
- 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil (to coat the bottom so nothing sticks)
- Generously add balsamic vinegar (to your liking)
- 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
- Generously add parmesan (to your liking)
- Pre-heat oven to 425˚
- Bake for 20 minutes
I'll be honest, I was kind of intimidated veering away from what I know. I grew up in a household where we predominately ate homecooked Mexican food, which was absolutely delicious and I love. I still cook a lot of Mexican dishes. I think the intimidation part comes from not being confident in making other types of dishes. It's a work in progress, but I will always enjoy eating Mexican food the most! 😋