Marinated Asparagus

Serves 6-8


  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minces
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus, and cook asparagus in boiling water to cover 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 by 9 inch baking dish.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and red pepper flakes until well-blended; pour over asparagus.

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