For a satisfying side, try this tangy asparagus-potato salad!
lb small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
lb asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
cup butter or margarine
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
cup balsamic vinegar
cup packed brown sugar
Freshly ground pepper, if desired
In 3-quart saucepan, heat 1 inch water to boiling. Add potatoes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook about 12 minutes or until tender; drain and return to saucepan.
Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 inch water to boiling. Add asparagus. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and add to potatoes.
While vegetables are cooking, in 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion in butter about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Stir in vinegar, brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pour onion mixture over potatoes and asparagus; stir until coated. Sprinkle with pepper.
Balsamic vinegar is a great flavor booster, but if you don't have any on hand, you can use cider or red wine vinegar.
Green beans can be used instead of the asparagus.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.