Roasted Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes with Arugula, Penne and Goat Cheese Salad
Asparagus is one of our favorite spring vegetables. In this recipe, roasting develops tons of deliciousness from both asparagus and cherry tomatoes, then tossed with penne, peppery arugula and creamy goat cheese with a light vinaigrette. Yum!
touch ends removed
olive oil, extra-virgin
freshly squeezed, or to taste
or to taste
herbes de provence
dried, or to taste
pitted and halved
baby, well washed and drained
goat (chevre) cheese
crumbled, or more as needed
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
Place the asparagus and tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet.
Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, sprinkle with generous pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Toss to coat, arrange the asparagus and tomato in a single layer.
Roast about 8, minutes or until the asparagus is tender and still crispy.
Remove the asparagus from the baking pan.
Put the pan back int the oven, and roast the tomatoes for another 3 to 4 minutes or until the skin is shriveled.
Remove the tomatoes from the baking pan, allow both of the asparagus and tomatoes to cool for a few minutes.
Cut the asparagus into 1-inch lengths pieces.
In a small bowl, whisk together the shallots, lemon juice, dijon mustard, herbes de provence and honey until well blended.
Slowly whisk in remaining 2½ tablespoons oil until well mixed.
Season with extra salt and black pepper to taste if needed.
In a large bowl, gently toss together the pasta, asparagus, tomato, olives, and arugula.
Drizzle the vinaigrette over the pasta and vegetables, gently toss.
Top with goat cheese and serve.