Roast tomatoes with asparagus & black olives

A fabulous starter or great with lamb or salmon

  • Ready in 35-45 minutes
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 102
  • fat 8g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 5g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.18g


  • 750g cherry tomatoes
  • 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.

Suggested recipes from this collection...