These Roasted Asparagus Carrot Bundles with Walnuts and Goat Cheese Drizzle are a burst of spring flavors on a plate. Not only is this healthy veggie side dish going to make your family happy, it is also fancy enough for entertaining.
It's the end of another holiday weekend. I hope you are not feeling too guilty about what you ate. Did you have more ham, lamb, and fixin's than you should have? Were the desserts too good to pass up? Was the Easter Bunny too generous with the chocolates and other confections?
If the answer is yes to any or all of the above, then these asparagus bundles will help offset the guilt of any excessive dietary indiscretion. These bundles are tasty, colorful, and healthy. Asparagus and parboiled carrots are bundled in a hollowed out tomato and roasted simply with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. They are served with a goat cheese, sour cream, and lemon drizzle. For a finishing touch, chopped walnut adds crunch and interest.
These little bundles will make any ordinary family meal feel special. They are particularly ideal for entertaining. Both the veggie bundles and the drizzle can easily be made a couple days ahead—slightly undercook the bundles, then on the day of, reheat for a few minutes. Garnish and serve. Your guests will surely be impressed with this simple side!
I have to digress and apologize for the lighting in these photos. I'm not very happy with it. It was a gloomy, rainy day when I shot the pictures. As expected, the lighting was nowhere near optimal. My limited editing capabilities allowed the exposure to increase only so much before the goat cheese drizzle was completely overexposed. So, this is as good as it's gonna get today, folks. Sorry!
Anyway, enjoy the last few days of March. I'm looking forward to April showers (not really!)—it does bring forth May flowers. Yah!!
Have a wonderful week!
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