Roasting vegetables brings out their sweetness. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1994

EatingWell Test Kitchen
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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; 1.7 g total fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 51 mg sodium. 311 mg potassium; 6.1 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 3.3 g protein; 1143 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 79 mcg folate; 37 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 21 mg magnesium;