Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter and Raisins

California raisins, balsamic vinegar and butter -- unbelievable sauce for asparagus.



  • 1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Black pepper; to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup California raisins


Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange asparagus in a single layer in glass baking pan; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400°F for 12 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, melt butter in small skillet over medium heat; cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce, vinegar and raisins. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing to coat well. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 180 (16% from fat); Total Fat 3.5g (sat 2g, mono 1g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 10mg; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 36g; (Dietary Fiber 5g; Sugars 31g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 114mg; Calcium 39mg; Potassium 620mg

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2 Responses

  1. Carolyn says:

    I’ve never had raisins with asparagus. Sounds interesting. I must give this a try.

  2. Melinda says:

    Carolyn, I hope you try this recipe. Let us know.


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