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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

I haven’t finalized our Easter dinner menu yet, I want to make too many things:) I do know that asparagus will be one of our side dishes. Asparagus is in season and I can’t get enough. We made our lemon asparagus the other night for dinner and it was divine.¬† I think we will make roasted asparagus with balsamic vinegar on Sunday to switch things up a bit.

I love how simple this recipe is. All you have to do is drizzle the asparagus spears with balsamic vinegar and a little bit of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

I love asparagus in many forms, but roasting it with a little balsamic vinegar really brings out the best flavor. This healthy  side dish is the perfect accompaniment to any spring meal. Add it to your menu today.

If you are looking for other side dishes for your Easter dinner, here are a few of our favorites:

Green Beans with Lemon and Shallots
Roasted Potato Wedges
Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Agave Nectar and Fresh Rosemary
Potato Rolls
Orange Rolls
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar


1 pound asparagus, washed and tough ends cut off
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray. Place the asparagus spears on the baking sheet.
3. Drizzle asparagus with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Roll the spears so they are all well coated in the balsamic and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Roast for 10-12 minutes. or until tender. I stir the asparagus half way through.
5. Serve hot.

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70 Responses to “Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar Recipe”

  1. Tracey — March 31, 2010 @ 4:44 am

    Roasted asparagus is one of my favorites! Sounds like a terrific dish for Easter.

  2. Erica — March 31, 2010 @ 5:12 am

    Must be an asparagus kind of day (see my post). Asparagus is so fresh and amazing right now! I’m totally picking more up this weekend (hopefully at the farmers market!!). Have a fantastic one

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet — March 31, 2010 @ 5:23 am

    Roasting it is my favorite way to eat it, too! :)

  4. Rosa — March 31, 2010 @ 5:34 am

    I love asparagus! When they are roasted, they have a lot more taste… Great combo!



  5. Ashley — March 31, 2010 @ 5:38 am

    That looks delicious!

  6. bellini valli — March 31, 2010 @ 6:09 am

    Sinple but delicious!

  7. bridget {bake at 350} — March 31, 2010 @ 6:54 am

    I rarely crave veggies, but this is making me want some! :) Yum!

  8. kat — March 31, 2010 @ 6:59 am

    Roasted asparagus is one of my favorite things to eat in the springs….oh I can’t wait until the farmers market opens & we can get some

  9. Jenny Flake — March 31, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    Yum Maria!! I want some for breakfast :)

  10. Kalynskitchen — March 31, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    I love cooking asparagus like this!

  11. Elle — March 31, 2010 @ 7:10 am

    I’ve just recently started coming around to eating asparagus! It’s got to be oven roasted, though. Love this version!

  12. Bonnie Barker — March 31, 2010 @ 7:23 am

    Two of my favorite things. Asparagus and balsamic. Thanks for the recipe.

  13. Cookin' Canuck — March 31, 2010 @ 7:40 am

    Roasting the asparagus really gives it a lovely flavor. Nice touch with the balsamic vinegar.

  14. Kathy Marcum — March 31, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    I made something similar to this the other day. I bought white asparagus yesterday so I think I will try it on that too.

  15. Maggy — March 31, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    I just bought some asparagus yesterday! Now I can jazz it up. Thanks :)

  16. Tracy — March 31, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Mmm, bookmarking this for this weekend!

  17. Michelle — March 31, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Roasted vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar is the best!

  18. Barbara @ VinoLuciStyle — March 31, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    I recall asparagus as a kid and how much I hated them; think it was actually canned. I truly think I could eat asparagus every day and wondering if you have ever grilled them? Very similar but definitely results in a flavor component from the grill and cleanup…well, none!

  19. Jen @ How To: Simplify — March 31, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    What a great recipe! I love balsamic vinegar!

  20. picky cook — March 31, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    Asparagus is my favorite vegetable and I love finding new ways to make it. This sounds divine. Thanks for sharing it. I want to come to Easter brunch at your house :)

  21. ErinsFoodFiles — March 31, 2010 @ 8:39 am

    What a great twist! I, as well, can’t seem to get enough fresh asparagus right now! I just had some last night. I’ll use this tip when I prepare the rest of it. YUM!

  22. Peter — March 31, 2010 @ 8:54 am

    I’m with you, roasted or grilled asparagus demands simplicity…some good olive oil and quality balsamic.

  23. Sarah Caron — March 31, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    Oooh, that sounds like a fab combination. I love roasted asparagus but I’ve never tried drizzling it with balsamic before cooking before — can’t wait to try it!

  24. Mary — March 31, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    This looks wonderfully seasonal. Perfect as a side-dish for Easter Sunday.

  25. Joanne — March 31, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    I am only in charge of the dessert for Easter and I am overwhelmed with that alone! So many choices…I can’t choose!

    This asparagus looks delightful. I’ve been loving it as well lately. Next time I’ll spruce it up with some balsamic!

  26. Cristie — March 31, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    Asparagus and Easter just seem to go together. I love this simple recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Katrina — March 31, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    I’m having some asparagus for lunch as I read this. Love it. So do my boys, actually. Which is really nice when the kids actually like a vegetable. I’ve never tried it with balsamic. Mmm!

  28. Jamie — March 31, 2010 @ 11:00 am

    This is a great recipe. I mean, how utterly brilliant to drizzle the asparagus in the oil and vinegar before roasting instead of after! Wonderful way to cook and serve asparagus. Sometimes simple is really the best!

  29. Melanie — March 31, 2010 @ 11:12 am

    Roasted asparagus is amazing and I love this version with balsamic vinegar. Yum!

  30. Almost Slowfood — March 31, 2010 @ 11:13 am

    I just love roasting asparagus. They haven’t come into my farmer’s market yet and I’m just dying for something to tell me yes, Spring is really really here.

  31. Sarah — March 31, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    Sounds fab! I love asparagus. Mmm.

  32. Becky O. — March 31, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    i am SO all about balsamic as of late. I can’t wait to share a recipe soon! Love asparagus..can’t wait to try this!

  33. Pam — March 31, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

    I love balsamic with asparagus – this is a tasty and healthy side dish.

  34. grace — March 31, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

    fact: the only redeeming quality i find in asparagus is its appearance. if it weren’t so darn pretty, i’d have no use for it at all. :)

  35. megan — March 31, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

    I LOVE asparagus! we eat it so often in the spring. although normally i just cook it with some olive oil, salt and pepper. I need to branch out a little. this looks delicious :)

  36. Blond Duck — March 31, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    I need to make more asparagus. Did you want the cookie Stealing Bunny to visit or the Easter bunny? :)

  37. The Food Hunter — March 31, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    I love asparagus…I think we might make it for Easter.

  38. Angela@spinachtiger — March 31, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

    I just started my asparagus fever. I made a frittata today. Roasted asparagus is something everyone will love.

  39. teresa — March 31, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    this is gorgeous, perfect for spring!

  40. HoneyB — March 31, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

    Love asparagus here too! Your photos just make one want to reach right in and take some!

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