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Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

I saw this recipe and my mouth just started watering!  I know asparagus is just coming into season, and I can’t wait to enjoy it in this tasty and healthy way!

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

Makes 6 servings

1½ lb. asparagus, woody ends broken off

1 red or yellow bell pepper, cut into ½-inch strips

1 small red onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons olive oil

Optional: salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 400° F.

2) Place asparagus, bell pepper, onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar and olive oil on a sheet pan. Toss to coat vegetables with oil mixture.

3) Roast in oven about 20 minutes or until vegetables reach desired tenderness. Taste and then season with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories — 60; fat — 1 g; carbohydrate — 8 g; Fiber — 3 g; sodium — 0 mg. This recipe also provides 60 percent daily recommended value (DRV) for vitamin C and 25 percent DRV for vitamin A. *Summer variation: Substitute raw green beans for asparagus.