Asparagus with Balsamic Onions and Blue Cheese

Asparagus with Balsamic Onions and Blue Cheese Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower


Take your baked asparagus to a whole new level with


Serves 4

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Nutritional Information

Calories 104
Fat 6.2 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Sodium 224 mg


1 pound trimmed asparagus
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups vertically sliced sweet onion
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 ounce crumbled blue cheese


Preheat oven to 425°. Combine asparagus, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, and pepper on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 9 minutes. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil; swirl to coat. Add onion to pan; sauté for 6 minutes. Stir in vinegar, thyme, and 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt. Top asparagus with onion mixture and crumbled blue cheese.


Ann Taylor Pittman,

Cooking Light

March 2014
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