Roast tomatoes with asparagus & black olives

Roast tomatoes with asparagus & black olives

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(13 ratings)

Ready in 35-45 minutes


Serves 8
A fabulous starter or great with lamb or salmon

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal102
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.18g
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  • 750g cherry tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 24 asparagus spears
  • a handful of black olives, stoned and chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6. Spread the tomatoes out on a large baking tray and prick each one with a fork. Sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and scatter with the garlic. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.

  2. Lay asparagus flat in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Splash with 3 tbsp olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roll the spears until they’re hot and evenly coated with oil.

  3. Remove tomatoes from oven and pour off the excess juice. Push tomatoes to one side of tray and lay asparagus next to them. Return to oven and roast for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the olives before serving warm or at room temperature. Vegetables can be done up to two hours before serving and kept at room temperature.

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10th Jun, 2009
I made this for a large bbq party we had last month. It was amazing, we couldn't get enough of it. Definitely one of my regular dishes now, especially when asparagus is plentiful and cheap as it is at the moment. I put the olives in quite late and it worked well. Anybody have any ideas for the gorgeous tomato juice you drain off half way? (dunking bread was v nice... anything more sophisticated?!)
3rd May, 2009
Followed recipe to the letter and tasted delicious, one of my regular starters now when entertaining. Definitely recommend!
11th Jan, 2009
i'm going to try this for a special birthday dinner for my mum~in~law next week cos it sounds so good!
4th Jan, 2009
My brother, a very good cook, made this as a starter. It was delicious! He baked the asparagus. tomatoes and garlic together before adding the olives and it worked fabulously! Off to buy some asapargus now to make it myself!
23rd Jun, 2008
Dıd thıs as a starter for a DP... it worked well and tasted delicious - but then I do love garlic, asparagus and tomatoes!


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