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Asparagus with Vinaigrette


  • 1½ lbs. fresh asparagus, rinsed
  • 2 large red bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 large yellow bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Bring ½-inch water to simmer in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus spears. Simmer until asparagus is just tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to platter. Keep warm.
  2. Wipe skillet dry. Coat with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Saute bell peppers until tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in scallions and thyme; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in broth and vinegar; bring to a simmer. Sprinkle with black pepper. Pour over asparagus.

Makes 4 servings.