Stefano Faita

Roasted cherry tomatoes and asparagus

By In The Kitchen With Stefano Faita


1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
4 clusters of cherry tomatoes on the vine
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tsp. chopped rosemary
2 tsp. chopped thyme
1 tsp. crushed fennel seeds
1 tsp. lemon zest
3 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Lemon zest, for garnish (optional)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Add asparagus and tomatoes to large baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine garlic, rosemary, thyme, fennel seeds, lemon zest, olive oil, and salt and pepper.

Drizzle over asparagus and tomatoes. Toss gently. Roast until asparagus is tender crisp and tomatoes are warmed through and just start to blister, about 10 to 12 minutes. Garnish with more lemon zest, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings.