Roasted Asparagus With Onions

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Cooking Light, 1995.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus spear, trimmed
  • 1 large purple onion, thinly sliced
  • vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 12 teaspoons orange rind, grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon sugar


  1. Arrange asparagus and onion separately on 2 baling sheets coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees F. 12-15 minutes for the asparagus and 15-18 minutes for the onion until lightly browned, stirring twice.
  3. Combine the vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small jar and shake vigorously.
  4. Arrange asparagus and onions on a platter.
  5. Pour mixture over and serve at room temperature.
Most Helpful

Roasted asparagus and roasted onions are always a winning combination, but this balsamic orange drizzle puts them over the top! I used a sweet onion inplace of a purple onion, but otherwise, I made this as written and loved it. I may try to roast the veggies IN the sauce next time to get a more glaze effect. Thanx for posting.

*Parsley* September 22, 2010

I liked the taste of the dressing on top of the asparagus and onions. I needed to cook the onions just a few minutes more. For the dressing, I omitted the salt and sugar. Another time I'll reduce the amount of balsamic vinegar. Thanks Oolala :) Made for Alphabet chef tag game.

Boomette November 27, 2008