Asparagus Sesame Salad

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  • Serves 4
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 77 calories
    • Fat 6 g
    • Sat Fat 1 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 588 mg
    • Protein 3 mg
    • Carbohydrate 4 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 33 mg


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


  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.