Roasted Asparagus with a Balsamic Reduction & Feta

This easy recipe combines roasted asparagus, a balsamic reduction and feta cheese…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. 🙂

Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus

Here’s a popular one on The Dinner-Mom site. And, there are times when Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus are 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.

Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

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

Easy balsamic reduction instructions

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.

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 Balsamic Reduction and Feta

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Reduction and Feta
Roasted Asparagus with a Balsamic Reduction and Feta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
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.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 106 kcal
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss asparagus with olive oil.
  3. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until asparagus is tender, but not soggy and slightly browned.
  4. Bring balsamic vinegar to a boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Vinegar should be reduced by half and a syrupy consistency.
  6. Drizzle balsamic reduction over asparagus and top with feta cheese.
Recipe Notes

Use low-fat cheese to keep the recipe South Beach Diet Phase 1 compliant.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Asparagus with a Balsamic Reduction and Feta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Potassium 264mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 17.9%
Vitamin C 7.7%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 15.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  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 🙂

  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!

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