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Balsamic-Glazed Asparagus

Balsamic-Glazed Asparagus

Serves: 4

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss, Quick and Easy

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Try this Balsamic-Glazed Asparagus and discover how a super-easy balsamic vinegar reduction can add a whole new dimension of flavor to your vegetables.

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1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried
1 clove garlic, minced
2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
1 small red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup pecans or walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped


Place vinegar in a small pan and boil over medium heat until it is syrup-like and reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Pour vinegar into a large bowl and whisk in mustard, marjoram and garlic.

Steam asparagus in large pot until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Rinse with cold water and drain. Add asparagus and bell pepper to dressing and toss to blend well.

Sprinkle with pecans or walnuts.

Calories 121; Protein 6 g; Carbohydrates 15 g; Sugars 9 g; Total Fat 5.4 g; Saturated Fat 0.5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 55 mg; Fiber 6 g; Beta-Carotene 1329 ug; Vitamin C 37 mg; Calcium 73 mg; Iron 5.5 mg; Folate 129 ug; Magnesium 47 mg; Potassium 560 mg; Zinc 1.6 mg; Selenium 6.9 ug

Comments (5):



03/11/2014 07:53 PM

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so tasty! The entire family loved it.


04/18/2014 10:45 PM

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Nope. Not for me! I don't know if it was the marjoram, but the taste didn't sit well.


04/21/2014 06:00 AM

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Made this for Easter. The glaze was delicious and so easy and quick-to-make. I left out the red pepper and it was fine without it. Everyone really liked it. Doesn't make much glaze. Next time I will make more...there is enough for the 2 pounds of asparagus. It just is so good it would be nice to have left-over to use in another way...maybe over quinoa.


07/24/2015 07:23 PM

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This is very tasty, and the flavor can easily be changed by the spices added to the glaze. I served it tonight with the rest of the week's bean soup, and it was a nice combination. Two of us ate almost all the asparagus, though, so not so sure about 4 servings? Oh, and used almonds for a change up, since we have walnuts on our salad every day at lunch.


03/27/2017 12:09 AM

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Certainly is better than raw asparagus.  Easy to make.  Tasty, but I guess I just expected more.