Side Dishes

Balsamic Asparagus and Tomatoes

A tangy-sweet mix of balsamic vinegar and honey makes tender veggies utterly irresistible.


6 - 6 serving

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  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3 shallots thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 lb. asparagus trimmed
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 c. grape tomatoes halved
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon


In large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add shallots; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 min. Add asparagus, salt, pepper, and 2 tbsp water. Bring to simmer; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, turning asparagus occasionally, until just tender, 6-7 min., adding tomatoes after 5 min.  

Transfer asparagus and tomatoes to serving bowl. Add vinegar and honey to skillet; cook, stirring, until thickened, 2 minutes. Stir in tarragon. Pour over vegetables.  

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