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Balsamic Asparagus

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.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


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

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  • katlaydee3
    Apr 30, 2017

    I thought this was okay but not great. I'm not sure if I really like the strong flavor of the asparagus with the strong flavor of the vinegar.

  • chinadoll2008
    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.

  • char04
    Feb 21, 2012

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

  • loves to cook :)
    Jul 20, 2011

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

  • sbailey111
    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! :(