RECIPE: Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Balsamic Roasted Asparagus
Courtesy Lindsay Sparks, Mercy dietician
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: about 2/3 cup

Ingredients:

1 pound asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp bottle minced garlic
¼ tsp black pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
2. Wash asparagus and pat dry with paper towels. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Spread asparagus evenly on an oven sheet. Line oven sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easier cleanup.
3. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over asparagus. Sprinkle with garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
4. Bake for 10 minutes, turning asparagus with a spatula halfway through cooking. Serve immediately. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Information per serving
Calories 67
Protein 2.5 grams
Carbohydrates 6 grams
Added Sugar 0 grams
Total Fat 4 grams
Saturated Fat 0 grams
Cholesterol 0 milligrams
Fiber 2.5 grams
Sodium 226 milligrams