Sunday, March 11, 2012

Roasted Balsamic Asparagus

This is another yummy treat! I love new ways to flavor my veggies that don't mess wtih their original taste too much and don't add too many calories or other icky stuff :)

1 bunch of aspargus, ends trimmed
balsamic vinegar
lemon juice
olive oil
chopped garlic

Alright, if you didn't already know this, the best way to trim your aspargus ends are to snap off the bottom inch or two. DON'T cut it, this can mean you're not getting all of the tough part off. If it doesn't snap easily as you bend it, try bending a little further up.

Okay... so trim and rinse your asparagus and put it in a 9x13 glass dish. Preheat the oven to 450. In a small bowl, mix your other ingredients. I didn't measure... I just eye-balled it. Here's what I can tell you, you want equal parts oil and vinegar but less lemon juice then vinegar. You only want enough to lightly coat your aspargus. Add as much garlic as your heart desires... or your tastebuds! Whichever works really. So, mix this as well as you can and drizzle over asparagus in pan. Use a spatula to toss well and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes, tossing it again half way through.

I am thinking this would work really well with green beans too. Also, if you desired, after stirring half way through you could sprinkle some bread crumbs on top, finish baking then broil for a minute or so til they're brown and crisp on top!

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