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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


  • 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


  • 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: 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 User ID: 3741999 265318
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1574460 207589
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."

char04 User ID: 2958136 137995
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

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

loves to cook :) User ID: 5818622 85791
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

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

sbailey111 User ID: 4305526 156506
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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