When it comes to spring and summer, I am alllll about salad. There’s just something about a beautiful bowl of fresh and colourful produce at peak flavour that is so satisfying. And the best part? Salads are incredibly quick and easy to prepare. What could be better when you’re looking for a no-fuss, great-tasting midweek meal solution?
But when it comes to my OH, salad alone does not a supper make. Which is why I make sure to keep Ginsters Bake in Tray Cornish Pasties stashed in the fridge. I simply pair them with a flavourful side dish, like this Roasted Asparagus Salad recipe, and in less than 35 mins we are tucking into a delicious and satisfying supper.
Midweek Meals Made Easy
Delectable Ginsters Bake in Tray Cornish Pasties are just the thing for busy couples like us. The 2-Pack Bake in Tray Cornish Pasties are available at Co-op and Tesco for RRP £2.00. And if you’re feeding a family, the 4-Pack Bake in Tray is available nationwide at various stores for RRP £3.75.
A true taste of Cornwall, Ginsters Bake in Tray Cornish Pasties are 80 (!) layers of perfectly light puff pastry filled with farm assured British beef, local potato, swede and onion. Sooooooo delish. And the best part? They are conveniently ready to serve in just minutes. Which is a huuuuuge relief when OH and I are up against those hectic midweek schedules.
And a healthy and easy side dish like this Roasted Asparagus Salad is an ideal accompaniment. I like to let my oven do double duty and roast the asparagus whilst the pasties are baking. Then all that’s left for me to do is to toss the asparagus with the rest of the salad ingredients and a tasty dinner for 2 is ready to serve.
So, are you ready to learn how to make an easy midweek meal with this recipe for Roasted Asparagus Salad? Then gather your ingredients and I will show you….
How To Make Roasted Asparagus Salad
- Preheat oven to fan assisted 160C/180C /350F /Gas 4.
- Combine the asparagus, nutmeg, olive oil, salt and pepper, transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 12-15 mins until soft and slightly browned.
- In a salad bowl, mix together the salad leaves, tomatoes, asparagus and Parmesan.
- Drizzle on balsamic vinaigrette dressing and serve with Ginsters Bake in Tray Cornish Pasties.
More About Ginsters
Ginsters began baking pasties 50 years ago in the Cornish town of Callington. Whilst they’ve come along way since they made their first 24 pasties back in 1969, they remain as committed to their Cornish roots as ever. Their Bake In Tray Cornish Pasties are made with Red Tractor Assured 100% British farmed beef and locally sourced produce (whenever possible).
This means that all of their products are made with the highest quality ingredients and contain no artificial flavourings, colours or preservatives. And Ginsters award-winning Cornish pasty, beloved across the UK for its distinctive peppery flavour, proudly holds Protected Geographical Indication.
To learn more about Ginsters and their commitment to social responsibility, go to https://www.ginsters.co.uk/ or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
How To Bake Ginsters Cornish Pasties
Preparing Ginsters Bake in Tray Cornish Pasties is quite simple. Just follow these easy steps:
- Preheat oven to 180 C / Fan 160 C / 350 F / Gas 4.
- Remove the outer sleeve and take the plastic film off.
- Place tray on middle rack of oven. Bake for 20-25 min, or 30-35 mins if your pasties are frozen.
- Take pasties out of oven, serve and enjoy!
In addition to this Roasted Asparagus Salad, Ginsters Cornish Pasties are also delicious served with:
Asparagus Salad WW Points
There are 2 WW Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of Roasted Asparagus Salad.
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Roasted Asparagus Salad
- 150 g (5.3oz) asparagus spears with the woody stems cut off and cut in half
- pinch grated nutmeg
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- 75 g (2.6oz) mixed salad leaves
- 5 cherry tomatoes halved
- large handful Parmesan cheese shavings
- A balsamic vinaigrette dressing
- Preheat oven to fan assisted 160 C/180 C /350 F /Gas 4.
- Combine the asparagus, nutmeg, olive oil and salt, then transfer to a roasting tin and roast for 12-15 mins until soft and slightly browned.
- In a salad bowl mix together the salad leaves, tomatoes, asparagus and Parmesan.
- Drizzle on balsamic vinaigrette dressing and serve.