A bright and flavorful vegetable dish that even vegetable haters will enjoy. It goes great with roasted meats. For milder flavors, substitute mozzarella cheese and use less vinegar.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add the asparagus and red onion in the mixture, season with salt, and cook until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir the red bell pepper into the mixture and continue cooking until the onions begin to caramelize, another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the vinegar, Parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, and pine nuts; toss to combine.

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Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 16.4g; fat 20.2g; cholesterol 24.1mg; sodium 203.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2011
Excellent! Very easy Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2011
A great concept that I think got carried away with too many ingredients. Loved the combo of asparagus, red pepper & red onion but the parmesan wasn't really needed and overpowered & almost completely hid the balsamic vinegar. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2011
A great concept that I think got carried away with too many ingredients. Loved the combo of asparagus, red pepper & red onion but the parmesan wasn't really needed and overpowered & almost completely hid the balsamic vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2011
Excellent! Very easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
Yum Yum Yummy!!! I used a whole bunch of asparagus, 6 small shallots instead of red onion, no pine nuts and no cheese. I kept everything else the same. I thought this was delicious! Even my husband liked it and it is almost impossible to get him to eat veggies! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2011
I love finding new veggie combinations and this was a yummy new take on asparagus. I'll definitely be making again exactly as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2012
This was one of the best recipes I have made from this website! The only thing I changed was that I added some fresh garlic to it. Thank you so much for the awesome dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2011
I made this as a side dish for baked chicken tonight. It turned out excellent. I browned the pine nuts in butter prior to adding them to the mix and I used sweet peppers instead of a bell pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2012
This is a great way to use asparagus. It is delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
Delicious, colorful, and quick. I don't like onions so I omitted them. I love using the new robusto style olive oil. And i never have pine nuts on hand, so I sub chopped walnuts. One chopping board and one pan, so easy to clean up. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2017
Really great! Asparagus, red onion, red pepper and pine nuts are a great combination! However, I found the butter a little unnecessary. To make it a little healthier I will probably half the butter or skip it all together. That way the marinade would just be olive oil and balsamic! :) Read More
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