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Perfectly Steamed Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette
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Steamed Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette

This tender-crisp, sweet, and tangy asparagus dish is bound to be a favorite with your family and friends
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus
Servings: 6
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Cery


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh snipped chives
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil


  • Rinse the asparagus and snap off the bottoms.
  • Line up the ends of the stalks and tie the bunch together.
  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan with water in the bottom.
  • Bring the water to a boil. Place the asparagus stalk side down in the steamer insert and reduce the heat.
  • Steam until bright green and tender, about 4-8 minutes.
  • While the asparagus is steaming make the vinaigrette.
  • In a small mixing bowl blend the sea salt and the balsamic vinegar.
  • When the salt has dissolved, pour a thin stream of the olive oil into the mixture while whisking. Whisk until the olive oil is incorporated.
  • Add the fresh chives and whisk again.
  • Remove the asparagus from the steamer, cut the string, and arrange it in the serving bowl.
  • Spoon the vinaigrette across the middle and serve.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 572IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg