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.
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5 5

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

5 5

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.

5 5

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