Asparagus and Vine Ripened Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic and Moroccan Spices

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

An easy to make dish packed with Northern African flavors!

Let's take a trip to Northern Africa...Morocco to be exact! This Moroccan inspired dish is full of flavor and it only takes a few mnutes to make! You can use a store-bought Moroccan Spice Blend or use mine (blend recipe below).

Prep time: less than 5 minutes

Cooking time: less than 10 minutes

Serves 2 to 4 people


Remember...Fresh ingredients, when possible, are always the best!
  • 1 pound of Fresh Asparagus.

  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (minced)

  • Vine Ripened Cherry Tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon of Moroccan Spice Blend

  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

Joe's Moroccan Spice Blend

  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground allspice

  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon of oregano

  • 1 teaspoon of coriander


  1. Wash and rinse the produce well before use.

  2. Cut off at least 1 1/5" off the bottom of each Asparagus.

  3. In a skillet, heat the oil and butter at medium heat.

  4. Add the minced garlic.

  5. When the garlic becomes aromatic, add the Asparagus to the skillet.

  6. Add the Moroccan Spice Blend.

  7. Toss gently and cook until Asparagus for 5 minutes or until they become soft.

  8. Remove asparagus and plate.

  9. Sauté tomatoes in the skillet, adding more butter if needed. You want the tomatoes to become soft but do not let them burst.

  10. Remove from heat and pour the tomatoes and the oil-butter on top of the Asparagus.


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