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Asparagus with garlic balsamic drizzle

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    Asparagus with garlic balsamic drizzle Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

    Asparagus is an excellent source of nutrients that can help to fight inflammation.

    Ingredients

    1 pound asparagus, trimmed
    1 tablespoon canola oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

    Directions

    1. Adjust oven rack at least 6 inches from broiler element and heat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
    2. In a large zip-close bag, combine trimmed asparagus with canola oil. Seal and shake gently until well-coated. Pour asparagus onto the lined baking sheet, making sure spears are in a single layer.
    3. Broil for 7 to 10 minutes or until tender and charred, stirring halfway through cooking.
    4. While asparagus is cooking, combine garlic and olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir. Transfer into a small bowl.
    5. Add the vinegar to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down heat to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or until reduced to a slightly thickened syrup, stirring often. Add garlic to syrup and stir. 6. Remove asparagus from oven and drizzle with mixture made in steps 4 and 5. Serve warm.

    Makes 4 servings

    Carb choices per serving: 0

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    You can also use frozen asparagus for this recipe when asparagus isn’t in season.

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