Asparagus with Butter Vinaigrette Recipe


Cooking Time5 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Asparagus2 Pound
 Unsalted butter3 Tablespoon
 Balsamic vinegar4 Teaspoon
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 87 Calories from Fat 55

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.6%

Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 16.1 mg

Sodium 246.9 mg10.3%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.9%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 3 g6.9%

Vitamin A 26.6% Vitamin C 14.2%

Calcium 4% Iron 18.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Steam the asparagus until just tender, about 3 minutes.
2) Alternatively, in a large skillet of boiling salted water, cook the asparagus for about 3 minutes.
3) In the mean time, in a small nonreactive saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat.
4) Add vinegar and salt to whisk.
5) In a large warm platter, transfer the asparagus.
6) Drizzle in the vinaigrette over the asparagus.

7) Season the asparagus with pepper to taste and serve warm.