April 8, 2012

Asparagus with Balsamic Dressing

This side dish only takes 10 minutes from start to finish. I've been researching and playing around with the best way to cook asparagus now that's it's in season. The World's Healthiest Foods book claims the best way to retain nutrients in asparagus is either to saute, or grill/broil (as opposed to boiling, steaming, or baking.) It was delicious after broiling with just a bit of salt, but if you want to jazz it up a little, this is a great dressing that couldn't be easier to prepare.

Vegan, gluten-free (with tamari)

1 lb. asparagus (or more)
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. tamari/soy sauce
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Sea salt

Preheat broiler on high and set top rack about 6 inches away.
Meanwhile, rinse asparagus and break off woody ends. Lay in single file on pan and season with salt.
Broil for about 5 minutes (be sure not to overcook).
While asparagus is broiling, in a small bowl combine vinegar, tamari/soy sauce, and olive oil.
Remove asparagus from oven and brush with balsamic/tamari dressing.

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