Sesame Asparagus

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 10m
Ready In

"A great way to serve cold asparagus. Use only rice vinegar, as other vinegars are too strong for this. Cook time is chilling time."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (348.9 g)
  • Calories 149.1
  • Total Fat - 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 110.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.3 g
  • Sugars - 7.5 g
  • Protein - 5 g
  • Calcium - 83.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 118.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Snap tough ends off asparagus spears and peel if needed. Steam spears until just tender, 2-3 minutes. Rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.

Step 2

Combine vinegar, oil, honey and soy sauce. Arrange asparagus in one layer in a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the spears and chill, covered, for 3-5 hours or overnight.

Step 3

Before serving, place the sesame seeds in a small, dry skillet and toast them lightly over medium heat until light golden brown.

Step 4

Place the asparagus on a serving plate, and drizzle with some of the marinade. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the asparagus and garnish with lemon.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle (KUW)

Perfect combination of flavors; great make-ahead salad! I used Alton Brown's method of steaming asparagus rolled in wet paper towels in the microwave. Tagged for Billboard game, due April 26.

(26 Apr 2015)


Quick and easy to make and so full of Asian flavours! We both thoroughly enjoyed this as part of our dinner. Will be making this for visting family and friends over Easter. Thank you for sharing. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(5 Apr 2014)