Easy Marinated Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 mins

Great as a Christmas table addition or when you have an ample supply of asparagus. Make ahead and allow to chill in the refrigerator. Prep time does not include chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus, and cook asparagus in boiling water covered for 3 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender; drain.
  2. Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Arrange asparagus in a 13 x 9inch baking dish.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and red pepper flakes until well blended; pour over asparagus. Cover and chill 8 hours. Drain before serving.


Most Helpful

This was just terrible! The combination of flavors was way off for me. It might be easy but wow a waste of asparagus for me

adriennenewton November 02, 2010

Jen T., Thankyou for such a great recipe! I kept hearing my husband getting in to the fridge to eat more! I added a little salt and tabasco sauce to the marinade. So good! I will be trying this out on company for Easter.

Not Martha March 01, 2008

Loved this for the ease of making and the flavour. I will certainly be making this often while asparagus is in season. A 'keeper':)

Jen T November 01, 2007

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