Asparagus With Balsamic Butter (Weight Watchers 0 Points)

Total Time
Prep 4 mins
Cook 8 mins

From Weight Watchers' Five Ingredient Fifteen Minute cookbook (Spring 2008). The recipe calls for boiling the asparagus but really you should cook the asparagus by your preferred method. I prefer to saute my asparagus in a little olive oil and sea salt. Enjoy :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
  2. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large skillet and add asparagus.
  3. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  4. Drain and place on a serving platter.
  5. While asparagus cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
  6. Add shallots and saute 1 to 2 minutes until soft.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in butter and balsamic vinegar.
  8. Pour balsamic butter over asparagus, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss well.
Most Helpful

This is worth 10 stars...,we love loved it...

CIndytc July 26, 2010

This was fantastic! I would rate this 10 stars if I could. I made this as a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a big hit. There were leftovers which I heated in the microwave tonight and it was still excellent. I added sliced almonds as a garnish. Thanks muncheechee for posting. This is a keeper.

WaCookinFool November 29, 2009

Wonderful tasty recipe - we really enjoyed it. It is such an easy recipe that adds to the flavor of the asparagus Will definitely make this again

Bergy November 06, 2009