Asparagus with Garlic and Balsamic Reduction

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A quick hit with garlic and balsamic under the broiler and voila! An instant side dish favorite, ready in minutes.

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces)


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1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons sliced garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1. Preheat broiler to HIGH; arrange rack about 4 inches from heating element.

2. Arrange asparagus on a foil-lined baking sheet. Coat asparagus with cooking spray.

3. Broil 10 minutes or until tender and charred, stirring halfway through cooking.

4. Combine garlic and oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 3 minutes; remove from pan. Add vinegar to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until syrupy, stirring frequently. Drizzle vinegar over asparagus. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic.


Created date

February 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 69
Fat 1.4 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.9 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Calcium 45 mg
Sugars 7 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g