This quick raw “tomato sauce” makes a beautiful, elegant topping for asparagus spears. This is a great dish for entertaining because it will be just as delicious warm or room temperature.

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  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Put asparagus in a steamer basket, place in the pan, cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, shallot, oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Serve the asparagus topped with the tomato garnish.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; 3.8 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 84 mg sodium. 292 mg potassium; 5.7 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 1.9 g protein; 1075 IU vitamin a iu; 13 mg vitamin c; 93 mcg folate; 19 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 15 mg magnesium;