Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts
This roasted asparagus with goat cheese and pine nuts is perfect when you need a delicious side! The cheese adds protein while the nuts add healthy fat.
Servings: 6 servings
- 2 bunches asparagus
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin)
- 4 ounces fresh goat cheese (crumbled)
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts (toasted)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (or to taste)
Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Bend each stalk of asparagus until it snaps, then discard the woody end.
Add all of the spears to a colander, then rinse and drain.
Place the asparagus in a large bowl, then toss with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread out the spears. They do not have to be in a single layer.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast the asparagus for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.
Remove from the oven and top with goat cheese and pine nuts.
This recipe is for 6 servings of asparagus.
Don't have either goat cheese or pine nuts? Feel free to substitute another creamy cheese, and any kind of nut can be used instead.
Leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg | Net carbs: 3g