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Balsamic Asparagus Recipe

Balsamic Asparagus Recipe

These pretty green spears of crisp-tender asparagus are drizzled with a balsamic vinegar mixture for a sensational side dish that's ready in no time.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, bring water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and cook for 2-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, butter, garlic, salt and pepper. Drain asparagus; drizzle with balsamic mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 45 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Balsamic Asparagus

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"Really good! It made a great side dish with my Chicken Tetrazzini or with any main dish that has a heavy cream sauce. This compliments it so well."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"This was very fast and easy. I loved the taste."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"my very picky boys loved it on their steamed asparagus and fresh french greenbeans"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"This wasn't a big hit with an asparagus lover! The tangy flavor of the sauce only enhanged the bitterness of the asparagus. My taste testers ended up eating the asparagus plain! :("

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