Fast mix of frozen asparagus tips with water chestnuts and sweet red onions, sauteed in a light mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Simple, yet beautiful and so delicious!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and saute for a few minutes to release the flavor into the oil. Add the water chestnuts, asparagus, and vinegar; cook and stir for about 10 minutes, until the asparagus is cooked but still crunchy.

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Nutrition Facts

70.3 calories; 2.7 g protein; 8.6 g carbohydrates; 2.7 mg cholesterol; 16.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2005
It's a good way to do asparagus differently (I usually just steam it). I think it's highly dependent on the quality of the balsamic vinegar so use a good quality. Easy to do. Water chestnuts add good taste and texture. The first time I made this I didn't have red onions so I used white. The second time I used red onions and dish was vastly improved. Worth a try even for non-asparagus lovers. (It does look very nice!) Addendum: try adding a red pepper sliced lengthways for color. I think it really adds to the look and it's a good texture bridge between the water chestnuts and the asparagus. I added the red pepper in at the same time as the asparagus and water chestnuts. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/17/2010
I followed the directions exactly but mine came out mushy within minutes of heating it. The only difference was that I used my own frozen asparagus rather than store-bought. That may have made the difference. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2005
It's a good way to do asparagus differently (I usually just steam it). I think it's highly dependent on the quality of the balsamic vinegar so use a good quality. Easy to do. Water chestnuts add good taste and texture. The first time I made this I didn't have red onions so I used white. The second time I used red onions and dish was vastly improved. Worth a try even for non-asparagus lovers. (It does look very nice!) Addendum: try adding a red pepper sliced lengthways for color. I think it really adds to the look and it's a good texture bridge between the water chestnuts and the asparagus. I added the red pepper in at the same time as the asparagus and water chestnuts. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2005
It's a good way to do asparagus differently (I usually just steam it). I think it's highly dependent on the quality of the balsamic vinegar so use a good quality. Easy to do. Water chestnuts add good taste and texture. The first time I made this I didn't have red onions so I used white. The second time I used red onions and dish was vastly improved. Worth a try even for non-asparagus lovers. (It does look very nice!) Addendum: try adding a red pepper sliced lengthways for color. I think it really adds to the look and it's a good texture bridge between the water chestnuts and the asparagus. I added the red pepper in at the same time as the asparagus and water chestnuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2006
Instead of asparagus I used this recipe with fresh green beans. They were wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2008
I used fresh asparagus. Very easy healthy dish to make. I added a lot more onion and garlic to the dish because it did seem a bit bland. If you are looking for simple and healthy this is a good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2005
This was pretty good. But don't use canned asparagus turns out mushy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2005
This was pretty good. I've never had asparagus before but my husband requested some so I found this recipe. It was very easy and he loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2008
We loved this recipe. No changes were made to the recipe whatsoever and there were no leftovers. I will likely make this again tonight to complement our Tilapia dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2009
Very good and easy. I used fresh asparagus - I don't think I'll even try it with frozen. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2010
Made this tonight using fresh asparagus. I cooked it twice as long and forgot to put in the butter it was still delish. I'll be using this recipe as a side dish standby. Thanks for the totally different side dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2006
This recipe was a huge hit at our Easter dinner. I used fresh asparagus. It got rave reviews from all 6 adults sitting at the table. I'll make this one again & again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/17/2010
I followed the directions exactly but mine came out mushy within minutes of heating it. The only difference was that I used my own frozen asparagus rather than store-bought. That may have made the difference. Read More
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