Roasted Asparagus with
Balsamic Browned Butter

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 5 spears)
Source: Cooking Light Magazine - March 2002


40 asparagus spears, trimmed (about 2 pounds)
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until tender.
  3. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce and vinegar. Drizzle over the asparagus, tossing well to coat. Serve immediately.


Healthy Units: 1 per serving
calories: 45 carbohydrates: 3.9 g cholesterol: 8 mg fat: 3 g sodium: 134 mg protein: 1.9 g calcium: 18 mg iron: 0.7 mg fiber: 1.7 g

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