Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Reduction and Feta

Roasted asparagus with balsamic reduction and feta cheese are combined into one fabulous spring side dish! By the way, who knew that it is soooo easy to make a balsamic vinegar reduction! 

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Reduction and Feta Cheese

You know it’s spring when…

  • It finally stops snowing (it has finally stopped snowing in your neck of the woods, right?)
  • End of year exams (or parties) are just around the corner (no more parties here…just a lot of studying!)
  • And asparagus become the star of the produce aisle!

Yup…spring, and April in particular, is the best time of year to pull out all your asparagus recipes. ūüôā

Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus has always been popular and is perfectly divine. But, I must admit there is a bit of work involved.

On the other hand, roasting asparagus takes no time at all…just 8-10 minutes in a 400 degree F oven.

Use your extra time to make a balsamic vinegar reduction. Honestly, I never knew just how easy it was make this condiment.

How to make a balsamic reduction

Bring twice the desired amount of balsamic vinegar to a boil over medium-high heat in a small sauce pan. Reduce the temperature and simmer until the amount is reduced by half and is a nice syrupy consistency. Stir occasionally and don’t let it burn. It will take about 30-35 minutes.

Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

Make extra because it can be stored in the refrigerator. Drizzle it over strawberries, watermelon, tomatoes…or the main course!

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Reduction and Feta Cheese

Sprinkling crumbled feta cheese over the top adds another dimension of flavor to the roasted asparagus.

1. Roasted asparagus

2. Balsamic reduction

3. Feta cheese

=  One delicious spring dish!

Roasted Asparagus with a Balsamic Reduction and Feta

This easy side dish of roasted asparagus and feta cheese is topped with a balsamic reduction that is simple to make. Three ingredients = one fabulous spring side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 106kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus thicker stalks are better, with the hard ends snapped off
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper about 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper--freshly ground is best
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Toss asparagus with olive oil.
  • Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until asparagus is tender, but not soggy and slightly browned.
  • Bring balsamic vinegar to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Vinegar should be reduced by half and a syrupy consistency.
  • Drizzle balsamic reduction over asparagus and top with feta cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 17.9% | Vitamin C: 7.7% | Calcium: 8.2% | Iron: 15.1%

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Asparagus with balsamic reduction

Comments

  1. We are always looking for new ways to eat asparagus, so this will be great. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a lovely side dish!! We love roasted asparagus at our house ūüôā

  3. Oh I’m always looking for new ways to prepare veggies in the summer – this looks SO good!

  4. Simple recipes are always the best!

  5. Oh Wow! I love asparagus and with that feta and balsamic, it looks and sounds amazing!

  6. This is my idea of heaven on a plate! And it’s a perfect reminder that spring has begun!

  7. Cool, thanks for the great recipe.

  8. Nice twist for asparagus. Tried it first before an upcoming dinner party and will be making it again but will be making balsamic dressing the day before.

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