Rating: 4.5 stars
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Best Vegetable Side Dish. We love the way the salty-sweet browned butter highlights the asparagus in this dish. --Recipe by David Bonom (September 2001)

David Bonom
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2007


Recipe Summary

8 servings (serving size: 5 spears)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until tender.

  • Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat. Garnish with cracked pepper and rind, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

45 calories; calories from fat 60%; fat 3g; saturated fat 1.8g; mono fat 0.9g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 3.9g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 0.7mg; sodium 134mg; calcium 18mg.