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Roasted Asparagus with Tomato and Basil

1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved (or quartered depending on their size)
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup grated parmesan
1 Tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
7 large basil leaves, sliced thin
Balsamic reduction (store bought or homemade)

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Then toss your tomatoes, minced garlic and 1 teaspoon of olive oil together in bowl. Season it
with salt and pepper to taste, then set it aside.
Next snap the ends off your asparagus and add them to a large bowl. Toss them with ¼ teaspoon
salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and arrange them in a horizontal line
on your prepared baking sheet.
Sprinkle your parmesan cheese evenly over the asparagus and spoon your tomato mixture over
the top.
Place the pan in the oven and roast for 12-15 minutes (or until the asparagus and tomatoes are
Once done, sprinkle your sliced basil over the tomatoes and drizzle with your balsamic
reduction. (Alternatively, you can drizzle each individual serving with balsamic and not the
entire tray.) Serve immediately.