The combination in this simple Sauteed Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes side dish is a match made in heaven! The delicious asparagus is complemented by the tangy cherry tomatoes to make a dish that's perfect for weeknight dinners, holiday sides, or special occasions!
Bring a large skillet with the olive oil to medium high heat, add the minced garlic to heated oil and then the halved cherry (or grape) tomatoes. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring to prevent burning your garlic.
Add the asparagus spears (cut in half, if you want to cook them faster) and stir to mix with garlic and tomatoes. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the asparagus has reached your desired level of tenderness. Add salt and pepper (to taste). Serve immediately, sprinkle Parmesan cheese once dished up (optional).