Quick Roasted Asparagus

Poultry, red meats, and fish make regular appearances at dinner. Seasonal vegetables like asparagus help to avoid mealtime repetitiveness. Litehouse Foods’ Vinaigrettes are outstanding ingredients for quick-roasting asparagus and other spring vegetables. I’ve tried several vinaigrettes for marinating and roasting vegetables, but my favorite is Litehouse Foods’ Red Wine Olive Oil Vinaigrette. It includes Napa Valley Red Wine vinegar and olive oil and a delicious blend of spices. Tasty salads with this vinaigrette are a given, but as a marinade, it’s nothing short of amazing.

Benefits of Local Vegetables Vegetables are most attractive and lower in cost when they are in season. Locally available seasonal vegetables are healthier because there they don’t travel great distances and thus lose vital nutrients. According to Nutrition.gov, fresh vegetables “are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients.” Knowing this, I want the freshest vegetables possible, which means shopping at local farmer’s markets regularly.

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Roasting Asparagus For quick meals, fewer ingredients are best. This recipe requires just three ingredients: fresh asparagus, Litehouse Foods’ Red Wine Olive Oil Vinaigrette, and Litehouse Foods Instantly Fresh Dill. Add a dash of salt, if you prefer, but honestly, you don’t need it. Weeknight meals get a boost of chic when you add a roasted vegetable. Other spring vegetables that roast well after being marinated with Litehouse Foods’ Vinaigrettes include broccoli, broccolini, fennel, snow peas, and white asparagus. Don’t stop there, though. Try marinating and roasting vegetables throughout the seasons. I can’t wait to marinate and grill summer veggies.

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Versatile Vinaigrettes I prefer my condiments to do double duty in my kitchen. Tarter sauce accompanies fish but it also dresses my potato salad (try it). Likewise, Litehouse Vinaigrettes can add flavor to meats and fish, season raw nuts before baking, and deliver zesty flavor to potatoes and other starchy vegetables. Discover the taste and versatility of the vinaigrettes from Litehouse Foods.

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Quick Roasted Asparagus

Serves 3-4 | Finish in 25 minutes
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Fresh, seasonal vegetables are tasty and healthy. Asparagus, a popular spring vegetable, is quick and delicious when roasted with Litehouse Vinaigrette dressings and marinades, such as Red Wine Olive Oil Vinaigrette.

Ingredients

1 pound fresh asparagus,
½ cup Litehouse Red Wine Olive Oil Vinaigrette,
Dash of salt (optional),
Litehouse Instantly Fresh Dill (as a garnish),

Directions

1. Rinse asparagus, lay on paper towels or a clean dish towel, and pat dry. Cut an inch from the bottom stems and place asparagus in a large bowl and pour on the vinaigrette. Move asparagus around bowl to mix with vinaigrette. Refrigerate for 15 minutes while pre-heating oven to 400 degrees.

2. After 15 minutes, place asparagus on baking sheet. Roast asparagus for 10 minutes. Garnish with Litehouse Instantly Fresh Dill and serve immediately.


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