It’s asparagus season and prices on asparagus are low! Here’s a delicious, restaurant style dish that takes less than ten minutes of prep!
1 lbs fresh asparagus
2 TBSP balsamic reduction or apple cider vinegar reduction
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup water
Shallow dish for microwaving or pan for steaming
1- Wash asparagus, snap off or cut off woody ends
2 – You may leave asparagus whole or chop into bite sized pieces (as pictured)
3 – Place asparagus and water in shallow dish and microwave for 3-5 minutes, or until asparagus reaches desired tenderness OR steam asparagus on the stove top until it reaches desired tenderness
4 – Carefully drain the water off of the asparagus, as not to burn yourself
5 – Chill by placing in fridge for 20-30 minutes or by placing in freezer for 5+ minutes (optional)
6 – Drizzle with balsamic reduction (add more than the 2 TBSP, if desired)
7 – Top with shaved Parmesan
8 – Best served chilled, but can also be served warm
9 – Makes 4 servings
At just 50 calories per serving, this recipe is an excellent, tasty addition to your diet! Enjoy!
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