Roasting vegetables brings out their sweetness.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1994
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450F.

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  • Snap off the tough ends of asparagus and, if desired, peel the stalks. Toss the asparagus with oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the asparagus in a single layer in a shallow roasting pan or baking sheet with sides. (If the pan is not large enough, use two pans.) Roast until tender and browned, 10 to 15 minutes, shaking once during roasting. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and toss. Taste and adjust seasonings. Let cool to room temperature; serve within 2 hours.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Can be made up to 2 hours in advance.

Nutrition Facts

45 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 6.1g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.1g 12% DV; sugars 3g; fat 1.7g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 1143.3IU 23% DV; vitamin c 8.5mg 14% DV; folate 78.6mcg 20% DV; calcium 36.5mg 4% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 21.3mg 8% DV; potassium 310.5mg 9% DV; sodium 51.5mg 2% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV.