Asparagus and Water Chestnuts Recipe -
Asparagus and Water Chestnuts Recipe
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Asparagus and Water Chestnuts

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    17 mins


  1. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 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.

Jul 11, 2006

Instead of asparagus, I used this recipe with fresh green beans. They were wonderful!

Dec 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.

Apr 26, 2005

This was pretty good. But don't use canned asparagus, turns out mushy.

Mar 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.

Nov 16, 2009

Very good and easy. I used fresh asparagus - I don't think I'll even try it with frozen.

Oct 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.


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  • Calories
  • 70 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

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

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