Earthy chili powder combines with the sour-power of sherry vinegar to create a fine dressing for the grassy-green asparagus. For a smoky twist, try substituting smoked paprika for the chili powder.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2006




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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and water; cook, stirring often, 4 to 5 minutes. Add chili powder (or paprika), garlic powder and salt; cook until the asparagus is tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, add vinegar and stir to coat.



Shopping Tip: Smoked paprika can be purchased in gourmet markets and online at

Nutrition Facts

62 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 5.5g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.6g 11% DV; sugars 1.5g; fat 3.9g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 1424.8IU 29% DV; vitamin c 8.6mg 14% DV; folate 167.1mcg 42% DV; calcium 29.6mg 3% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 17.6mg 6% DV; potassium 277.1mg 8% DV; sodium 340.1mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.

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Very good. It is so fast and easy to make and tastes delicious. I took less than 10 minutes to make and tastes great. Read More