Sesame Asparagus



Soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and sesame seeds give this chilled asparagus recipe an Asian spin. With so few ingredients, it’s a cinch to prepare.

Serve this seasoned chilled asparagus side dish with grilled meat, chicken, or fish

1 – pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
2 – tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4  – teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Sesame seeds, toasted
In a covered large saucepan, cook asparagus in boiling water for 1 minute. Using tongs, transfer asparagus to a large bowl of ice water. Let stand for 2 minutes. Drain well and pat dry with paper towels. Place asparagus in a large resealable plastic bag.
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce and sesame oil; pour over asparagus. Seal bag. Chill for 1 to 4 hours. Drain, discarding soy sauce mixture. To serve, sprinkle asparagus with sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts 
21 kcal cal.; 1 g Fat, total; 0 mg chol.; 0 g sat. fat; 3 g carb.; 0 g Monosaturated fat; 0 g Polyunsaturated fat; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 2 g pro.; 301 mg sodium


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