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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts

Add this Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts to your spring menus!

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Add this Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts to your spring menus!

If you received my newsletter on Friday then you know I’m totally loving asparagus right now. It’s hard not to pick some up every time I walk past a display of it at the grocery store lately. Like most vegetables, I typically like to simply roast it, but I couldn’t help but add some of my favorite flavors to elevate it a bit – balsamic, gorgonzola and walnuts were meant to be together and you really can never go wrong with that combo.

Add this Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts to your spring menus!

I don’t know about you, but now that spring is in full swing, I’m craving grilled foods, bright vegetables and light grain salads. I spent Friday reviving my container herb garden on my patio (I’ll share pics soon) and just that got me in the mood – I just love this time of year and can’t wait to start taking advantage of our not so hot weather (yet) and grilling out as much as possible. Quick side dishes like this Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts would be perfect on a plate with grilled steak or chicken wouldn’t it?

Add this Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts to your spring menus!

This month, I’m so excited to be joining in with a big handful of other healthy, seasonal bloggers to share this recipe along with theirs.

April Eat Seasonal Recipe Guide

To help get you in the spring mood even more, I’m sharing with you an amazing collection of recipes inspired by spring produce! Find the official April Eat Seasonal Guide here, then browse through my friends’ recipes listed below. Follow #eatseasonal on Instagram for even more goodness and ideas on how to incorporate more seasonal produce into your world.

Sugar Snap Pea and Bacon Salad by Completely Delicious

BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Veggie Burgers by She Likes Food

Roasted Asparagus with Sautéed Shallots and Kumquats by Floating Kitchen

Asparagus Grilled Cheese by Vintage Mixer

Frittata with Ham and Asparagus by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Easy Homemade Guacamole by Joy Food Sunshine

Sorghum Vegetable Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette by Cafe Johnsonia

Mushroom Rosemary Olive Oil Bread by Cookin’ Canuck

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts by Aggie’s Kitchen

Polenta Cauliflower Torta with Roasted Asparagus by Letty’s Kitchen

Herbed Potato Rösti with Peas, Shallots, and Bacon by Food for My Family

Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Walnut-Bacon Crumble by Simple Bites

Creamy Pasta with Salmon and Asparagus by Foodie Crush

Ultimate Veggie Sandwich with Lemon Herb Cream Cheese by Flavor the Moments

Spring Mint & Papaya Batido by Suitcase Foodist

Skillet Shrimp with Lime and Green Curry Compound Butter by Kitchen Confidante

Loaded Guacamole Tacos by Mountain Mama Cooks

Add this Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts to your spring menus!

Print Recipe

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon good balsamic vinegar
  • 1 oz (about 2 tablespoons) crumbled gorgonzola  cheese
  • 1/8 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus, then using your hands give them a quick toss to spread the oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  2. Cook for about 12 minutes or until slightly browned.
  3. Take out baking sheet and drizzle balsamic vinegar over asparagus. Top with gorgonzola and walnuts then place back into oven. Set oven to broiler and broil for 2-4 minutes (watch carefully!) until cheese starts to bubble. Serve immediately.

Add this Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts to your spring menus!

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10 Responses to “Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic, Gorgonzola and Walnuts”

  1. marcie posted April 3, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I’m eating asparagus almost daily…I can’t get enough! This is just another way to fuel my obsession — I love this dish!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted April 4, 2017 at 5:41 am

      Yes! I love it. What’s been your favorite way to eat it lately? I think I’m going to make a frittata with it later today or tomorrow.

  2. Letty / Letty's Kitchen posted April 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Walnuts and gorgonzola–what a perfect combo with asparagus! Love all the asparagus recipes this month!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted April 4, 2017 at 5:40 am

      Asparagus is pretty popular right now that’s for sure! I love it! Walnuts and gorgonzola make everything better doesn’t it 🙂

  3. Lydia @ Suitcase Foodist posted April 3, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I can just imagine how amazing this must smell coming out of the broiler.  I wait eagerly for spring every single year just for the asparagus.  Oh.  And the lack of snow.  This seems just perfect to usher in the spring! 

    • Aggies Kitchen posted April 4, 2017 at 5:40 am

      It does smell pretty amazing, thank you Lydia!! I hope you get some asparagus soon – and be gone snow! 🙂

  4. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes posted April 4, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Oh man, hearing about your container garden is making me jealous! We still have snow covering our upper field! Soon enough spring will be here too. In the meantime I am pinning this one for local asparagus!

  5. Lindsey | Cafe Johnsonia posted April 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Steak was EXACTLY what I was thinking when I saw this, Aggie. Another one to put on my list. My husband and daughter are the biggest fans of anything with blue cheese, especially gorgonzola. Such a great combo of flavors and textures!

  6. Izzy @ She Likes Food posted April 7, 2017 at 12:33 am

    I usually just love my asparagus simply roasted too, but this is taking it to the next level and i’m loving it!!

  7. Carmen posted April 9, 2017 at 10:03 am

    This is going to be made in our house this week! This sounds SO good !

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