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Asparagus With Balsamic Vinaigrette

Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine French
Keyword asparagus, balsamic vinegar, vinaigrette
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 83 kcal


  • .50 pound asparagus 1/2 pound asparagus
  • 1 tomato 1 large tomato, diced and seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oiul
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • .50 teaspoon ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves 1 tablespoon fresh small basil leaves

Optional To Serve Alongside

  • 12 pork chops 12 1/2" inch thick boneless pork chops
  • .25 cup cream of sherry 1/4 cup of cream of sherry
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper
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  1. Place a large skillet over high heat. Add a small drop of oil to the skillet and sauté the asparagus until slightly tender, 5 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl toss the diced tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper.

  3. Serve the asparagus with the tomato balsamic sauce over them and sprinkle the basil leaves over it. 

Optional To Serve Alongside

  1. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet add a shadow of olive oil and butter. When hot but not smoking, add the pork chops and sear quickly. Lower the heat, add the cream of sherry. Scrape the skillet and raise the heat to medium-high. Remove the chops when cooked thru and continue reducing the sauce. Spoon over the chops

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus With Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 710IU14%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.