Asparagus and Water Chestnuts

Asparagus and Water Chestnuts


"Fast mix of frozen asparagus tips with water chestnuts and sweet red onions, sauteed in a light mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Simple, yet beautiful and so delicious!"


17 m servings 70 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 70 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and saute for a few minutes to release the flavor into the oil. Add the water chestnuts, asparagus, and vinegar; cook and stir for about 10 minutes, until the asparagus is cooked but still crunchy.
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  1. 32 Ratings


It's a good way to do asparagus differently (I usually just steam it). I think it's highly dependent on the quality of the balsamic vinegar, so use a good quality. Easy to do. Water chestnuts...

Instead of asparagus, I used this recipe with fresh green beans. They were wonderful!

I used fresh asparagus. Very easy, healthy dish to make. I added a lot more onion and garlic to the dish, because it did seem a bit bland. If you are looking for simple and healthy, this is a...

This was pretty good. But don't use canned asparagus, turns out mushy.

This was pretty good. I've never had asparagus before, but my husband requested some, so I found this recipe. It was very easy and he loved it.

Very good and easy. I used fresh asparagus - I don't think I'll even try it with frozen.

We loved this recipe. No changes were made to the recipe whatsoever and there were no leftovers. I will likely make this again tonight to complement our Tilapia dish.

Made this tonight using fresh asparagus. I cooked it twice as long and forgot to put in the butter it was still delish. I'll be using this recipe as a side dish standby. Thanks for the totally...

This recipe was a huge hit at our Easter dinner. I used fresh asparagus. It got rave reviews from all 6 adults sitting at the table. I'll make this one again & again! Thanks!