Asparagus and Red Pepper with Balsamic Vinegar Recipe -
Asparagus and Red Pepper with Balsamic Vinegar Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Asparagus and Red Pepper with Balsamic Vinegar

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"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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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 01, 2011

Excellent! Very easy

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 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.


14 Ratings

Jul 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.

Jun 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!

Mar 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!

Oct 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.

Mar 01, 2012

This is a great way to use asparagus. It is delicious!

Jan 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!


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  • Calories
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 397 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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