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Asparagus with Balsamic Reduction

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American-Italian


An easy recipe to add complex flavor to any vegetable, Asparagus with Balsamic Reduction is an elevated side dish for a special meal or weeknight dinner.


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 1/2 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • pinch of orange zest


  1. Heat vinegar in medium sauce pan over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Add rosemary, sugar, and black pepper and heat for 10 more minutes over medium heat.
  3. Add orange zest and cook until mixture reduces to about half ( about 15 minutes )
  4. Cut rough end off asparagus and steam (covered) in large sauté pan with 1/4 C water until tender (about 10 minutes).
  5. Remove asparagus from pan and place on plate. Drizzle balsamic glaze over and enjoy.

Keywords: asparagus, vegetable, vegetarian, balsamic, vinegar, side dish, easy, reduction, simple