So simple, this roasted asparagus recipe is the perfect, easy side dish for an elevated meal.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. The best way to trim your asparagus is to hold the stalk by the tip and the end, then bend it in half till it breaks naturally. Line up the stalk with the bunch and trim at the same place. Place in a bowl of cold water for about 5 min and allow any dirt and sediment to float to the bottom. Then rinse with cold water.
Place asparagus and cherry tomatoes (if using) on a foil lined baking sheet and toss with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Roast for about 20 minutes, checking halfway through and tossing to evenly bake on both sides.