asparagus with sun-dried tomatoes and smoked garlic (gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, paleo)

The deliciousness of this dish is simply insurmountable. It’s astounding to me that a recipe so simple and quick to make could end up with so many complex flavours and dimensions. Slightly crisp asparagus imbued with deliciously tangy sun-dried tomatoes and the deep intensity of smoked French garlic really does create an amazing plate of food.


It’s not just the flavours that work together brilliantly; I love the bright colours as well. The contrast between the mysterious green and the slightly muted fiery red of the tomatoes paints a gorgeous picture.


To me, asparagus is one of the most under-rated vegetables out there. It has quite a basic flavour, but it really pops when paired with strong flavours which would probably be overwhelming on their own. It acts as a canvas for the fiery flavours of sun-dried tomato and smoked garlic –  a great one at that.


Did I mention that there are only four ingredients and it’ll be ready in about fifteen minutes?

Asparagus with sun-dried tomatoes and smoked garlic

by Alessandra Peters

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 300g asparagus
  • 5 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves smoked French garlic (normal garlic would work, too)
  • 300ml vegetable stock


1. Trim the asparagus and chop the tomatoes.

2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of oil and heat it up. Saute the garlic in the oil until fragrant, then add the trimmed asparagus and chopped sun-dried tomatoes, then cover everything with the vegetable stock.

3. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the asparagus is just a tiny bit crisp.

4. Serve and enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “asparagus with sun-dried tomatoes and smoked garlic (gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, paleo)

  1. I tried this and it tasted great, but I kind of miss where I should the garlic. It is listed in ingredients, but not mentioned in the recipe… I just added it when heating the oil, was that what I was supposed to do?

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