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Balsalmic Roasted Asparagus

Balsalmic Roasted Asparagus

Roasted veggies have a unique flavor and crunch that you don’t get when you steam or microwave them. 

Serves: 4 (Serving= 13 spears)


  • 2 ounces asparagus (about 2 bunches)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut asparagus about 1 inch from ends.  Discard cut ends. 
  3. Combine all ingredients in zip top bag.  Shake to combine well.
  4. Place ingredients from the bag onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes or until fork tender. 



To make bariatric diet friendly:

For a single serving, put 4 spears of asparagus on a microwave-safe plate. Mix together 1 teaspoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, a pinch each of garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. Coat asparagus with oil mixture and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 2-3 minutes. 

*note: this recipe is a side dish, pair with a protein to reach your protein goal

Bariatric nutrition information (1 serving, 4 spears asparagus): Calories 60, Total Fat 4.5g, Sat Fat 0.5g, Sodium 290mg, Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g (none added), Protein 2g