Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Photo: Jan Smith
One cooking class at Harvard teaches students how to prepare and cook fresh vegetables. In this recipe, students learn how to cook asparagus.

Yield:

4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 25
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Fat 1.2 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 120 mg
Calcium 16 mg

Ingredients

1 pound thin asparagus spears
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Preparation

Prepare grill.

Snap off tough ends of asparagus; place in a bowl or shallow dish. Drizzle asparagus with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper, tossing well to coat. Place asparagus on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender. Place asparagus in a bowl; drizzle with vinegar. Serve immediately.

Note:

Maureen Clancy,

August 2005