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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Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 5.7g 2% DV; dietary fiber 1.9g 8% DV; sugars 3.3g; fat 3.8g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterol 0mg; vitamin a iu 1075IU 22% DV; vitamin c 12.7mg 21% DV; folate 92.5mcg 23% DV; calcium 19.4mg 2% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 14.7mg 5% DV; potassium 291.9mg 8% DV; sodium 83.6mg 3% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV.