Chilled Sesame Asparagus

Chilled Sesame AsparagusRecipe
Cooked asparagus is quickly chilled and then tossed with a simple soy-sesame vinaigrette for a tangy side dish to serve at pot luck gatherings or with cold cuts and sandwiches.




Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 1/2 to 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


Cook asparagus in boiling water about 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain, cover, and chill 2 hours.

Whisk together sesame oil and next 3 ingredients. Chill 2 hours.

Arrange asparagus on a serving dish; spoon dressing evenly over top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.