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Marinated Asparagus

Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.