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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

KathyinManvel's Review

April 20, 2014
We found this marinade very oily, not acidic enough. Didn't like the taste combination. Would not make again.

anonymous12's Review

April 01, 2013
This was so yummy. Everyone loved it. An awesome side dish. I didn't change a thing and made according to the recipe.

stacey4808's Review

April 10, 2012
I made these for our Easter meal and my family raved. This recipe is so simple to put together, but the flavors are anything but... Will be making this dish again, and again.

kip101's Review

March 29, 2010
Very easy to make and delicious! After taking the asparagus out of the marinade I had to blot them a little to get the extra oil off. Other than that it was great! It was good that it was cold too, so I can see it working well as a quick leftover maybe even chop up on a salad or in the summer throw on the grill.