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Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts
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5 from 2 votes

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: easy recipes, easy side dish recipes, vegetables
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese (crumbled)
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts (toasted)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • teaspoon freshly ground pepper (or to taste)

Instructions

  • 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.
    2 bunches asparagus
  • 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.
    2 bunches asparagus, 2 tablespoons olive oil, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground 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.
    2 tablespoons pine nuts, 4 ounces fresh goat cheese

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.6g | Protein: 6.4g | Fat: 10.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 16.7mg | Sodium: 149.5mg | Potassium: 322.5mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 2.8g | Net carbs: 4.3g