amazing roasted asparagus

This recipe is a winner. I could eat it every night. Try it while asparagus is in season!

Recipe from Cooking Light


8 servings (serving size: 5 spears)


  • 40 asparagus spears, trimmed (about 2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Cracked black pepper (optional)
  • Grated lemon rind (optional)


Preheat oven to 400°.

Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until tender.

Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat. Garnish with cracked pepper and rind, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 45 (60% from fat)
Fat:3g (sat 1.8g,mono 0.9g,poly 0.2g)
Protein: 1.9g
Carbohydrate: 3.9g
Fiber: 1.7g
Cholesterol: 8mg
Iron: 0.7mg
Sodium: 134mg
Calcium: 18mg