"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!" — CATJENKINS
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diced red onion
1 (5 ounce) can
sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 (10 ounce) package
frozen cut asparagus
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.
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.
Instead of asparagus, I used this recipe with fresh green beans. They were wonderful!
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.
This was pretty good. But don't use canned asparagus, turns out mushy.
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.
Very good and easy. I used fresh asparagus - I don't think I'll even try it with frozen.
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Asparagus and Water Chestnuts
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 32
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