Balsamic Asparagus

Balsamic AsparagusAsparagus is the quintessential spring vegetable but is easy to find year-round.

Balsamic mixed with chicken broth and cornstarch adds a sweet-and-sour flavor to this dish. Top with grilled, sliced chicken to make it a meal.

Serves 4

Balsamic Asparagus

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 1/2 cups

Calories per serving: 91 calories

Fat per serving: 4 g fat (1 g saturated)

Balsamic Asparagus


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch green asparagus, trimmed, cut in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup cubed fresh mozzarella


  • In a small bowl combine vinegar and cornstarch. Set aside. Warm the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds until it becomes fragrant. Add the asparagus and cook 2-3 minutes until it begins to brown. Add salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken stock and cover. Cook 3-4 minutes until the asparagus is crisp tender. Stir in the balsamic mixture and reduce the heat to low. Stir until a thick sauce forms. Off the heat stir in the mozzarella and basil. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1/2 cups): 91 calories. 5 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat (1 g saturated), mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 372 mg sodium.

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 2


  1. This is the best asparagus I’ve ever had. My husband loved it too! We ate every bite of it!!

  2. You have this filed as a vegetarian recipe but chicken broth is far from vegetarian friendly. This is misleading–I suggest you change its tag.

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