Sesame Asparagus

Sesame Asparagus
Anna Williams
Fragrant sesame oil and soy sauce give asparagus an unusual Asian spin.

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Serves 4

Ingredients

1
large bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
2
tablespoons
rice vinegar
1 1/2
teaspoons
low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2
tablespoons
sesame oil
1
teaspoon
sesame seeds (white or black)

Directions

  1. Use a vegetable peeler to trim any tough parts of the asparagus stalks. Pour about 2 inches of water into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus, cover, and cook until tender, 3 to 7 minutes (depending on size). Drain and transfer to a platter.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, and oil. Spoon the dressing over the asparagus and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
April 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 74
  • Fat 6 g
  • Sat Fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 69 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Carbohydrate 5 g
  • Sugar 2 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Iron 3 mg
  • Calcium 28 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.