Balsamic Asparagus with Feta Cheese, Sundried Tomatoes, and Toasted Walnuts

I am seriously in love with asparagus.  In love.  So much, in fact, that I almost have a little Asparagus Envy.  

It is truly everything I strive to be in life — tall, thin, sleek, versatile, luxurious yet balanced, full of life and flavor, wholesome, tall, thin, sleek.  Did I say tall and thin?  But seriously, it is the WHOLE package — inside and out.

 

The possibilities with asparagus really are endless.  A while back I shared an Asian Style Asparagus recipe with shiitake mushrooms and sesame seeds for The Magazine of Yoga that was a terrific combination as well.   This is the type of vegetable that all you need to know is how to cook it and then you can run wild with your imagination.  It really couldn’t be any easier.

For this recipe, I didn’t measure out the ingredients exactly, so it is an approximation — feel free add as much or as little as you’d like of the ingredients.  

  • One bunch Asparagus
  • 3/4 cup of Feta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped, marinated Sundried Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup toasted Walnuts
  • 2-3 tbs good quality Balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Trim the bottoms of your asparagus and then bring a medium pot of water to a boil.   While the water is coming to a boil prepare an ice bath for after the asparagus cooks.  (An ice bath is just a large bowl filled with cold water and ice – this will stop the asparagus from cooking as well as help it to keep the vibrant green color).

Once your water comes to a boil add the asparagus and cook just until the water comes back up to a boil (also known as blanching).  If you want your asparagus a little more on the tender side, leave it in for just a minute or two longer.  Once cooked, drain and place the asparagus immediately in the ice bath.

To finish, remove from water, drizzle with balsamic and other ingredients, season with salt and pepper as desired and serve.

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20 responses to “Balsamic Asparagus with Feta Cheese, Sundried Tomatoes, and Toasted Walnuts

  1. Jami Dybik

    This looks amazing!!! I happen to have all the ingredients, including the asparagus, on hand! I was just trying to figure out how I wanted to make it tonight!! Good timing!

  2. This recipes sounds and looks fantastic! I’m always on the lookout for new veggie recipes. Great photo. 🙂

  3. Your site took me away before I could correct…anonymous. Dang! Great job Momma Brat.!

  4. Since J, has all of the ingredients today, do you think I might get invited to taste your succulent recipe tonight?

  5. It looks so good! Pinteresting it!

  6. So after all, will asparagus make me tall and thin? 😀 just kidding, very nice “clean” dish, thanks for sharing.

  7. Gma Judy

    This looks delicious!! We grow asparagus and with the way this crazy weather has been, who knows, it might come early. Can’t wait to try it.

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  9. JenB

    Do you think this would work on a bed of quinoa (organic vegetable seasoned)?

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  12. Can’t wait to try it!! YUMM!

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  14. Whitney

    Oh my! This is now my new favorite way to eat asparagus. Thanks so much for this recipe.

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