It happened. After dodging colds and viruses for almost three winters in a row, I finally came down with the crud that everyone’s been passing around this winter. 🙁 I’m so miserable. And I hate lying in bed.
I wanted to share this recipe with you that I made a few days ago when I realized I had some fresh asparagus in the fridge that I needed to either make or toss. So I made it.
Roasted Asparagus and Feta Puree
1 bunch fresh asparagus
3 oz feta cheese, crumbled
1 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400º. Wash the asparagus and pat dry. Snap the ends off where they snap easily. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spread the asparagus in the pan in one layer. Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Let cool for about 10 minutes.
In a food processor, combine the asparagus, cheese, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Pulse until pureed.
I didn’t have any definite plans for this as I was making it, but here’s some ideas I thought about for the next time:
♦Mound some on a plate and top with grilled chicken or fish
♦Spread on baguette slices
♦Top with diced tomatoes and more feta, bake in the oven for a dip
♦Spread on a bun for burgers or grilled chicken sandwich
I just ate it with crackers….and it was even good cold!
I’m off to rest and hopefully get rid of this cold!
Happy Thursday 🙂