Asparagus Sesame Salad

Asparagus Sesame Salad
Susie Cushner
Serves 4
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
15
minutes

Ingredients

1
pound
asparagus
1/4
cup
rice vinegar
2
tablespoons
soy sauce
1
tablespoon
roasted sesame oil
2
tablespoons
chopped fresh cilantro
1/8
teaspoon
coarse salt
1 1/2
cups
baby arugula or mesclun salad
2
tablespoons
sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Heat a large pan of lightly salted water to boiling over high heat. Peel the asparagus stalks and trim the ends. Cut the stalks diagonally into 1-inch pieces. Blanch in boiling water 3 minutes or until bright green. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, cilantro, and salt. Add the asparagus and toss until well combined.
  3. To serve, mound some salad greens on each of 4 plates. Spoon the dressed asparagus onto the greens and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Kay Chun
April 2001

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 77
  • Calcium 33 mg
  • Carbohydrate 4 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Fat 6 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Protein 3 mg
  • Sat Fat 1 g
  • Sodium 588 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.