Marinated Asparagus

Southern Living
Marinate cooked asparagus in olive oil seasoned with sugar, white balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes for a flavorful way to serve this popular vegetable.
Makes 6 to 8 servings


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2 pounds fresh asparagus
3/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Snap off tough ends of asparagus, and cook asparagus in boiling water to cover 3 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender; drain.

Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Arrange asparagus in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Whisk together olive oil, sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and red pepper flakes until well blended; pour over asparagus. Cover and chill 8 hours. Drain before serving.

Created date

October 2002